FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Saxon Zweistromland - East Elbe FLAG

Official name: 
LAG Sächsisches Zweistromland-Ostelbien
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
DE217
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The region is in the northern part of Saxony, close to the border of the federal states of Brandenburg and Saxony-Anhalt; it has a typical agricultural landscape with several protected areas.

The regions fisheries tradition is over 500 years old. Of the 18km2 expanse of water in the FLAG area, roughly 8km2 are made up of ponds. Local fish companies are the most important aspect of the area’s aquaculture as they not only produce, refine and directly sell but also continually investigate and develop new production and refinement methods.

The main challenge for the FLAG area is to support local companies in a way that also benefits the local community. Opportunities for this support include tourism activities and actions that raise awareness for local fish as food to the local population. Further opportunities are to regenerate and develop pond areas, which are no longer in use.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG area has six nature and 12 landscape protected areas. The biggest forests in the area are Wermsdorfer Wald and Dahlener Heide, which is situated in the centre of the region. Elbaue, located in the North, is also a protected area.   

Population
62 109
Surface area (km²)
919
Population density
67
Total employment in fisheries
12
Aquaculture: 
12

FLAG strategy

The FLAG has three main strategic objectives:

  • Extending the marketing of and public relations for pond farming and produce.
  • Extending low-budget tourism and local recreation.
  • Improving the networking capacities and management of the FLAG.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
Supporting diversification
5
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
3

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
325 000
  • EMFF: 
    237 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    88 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional (Saxony)

Project examples

The FLAG's project ideas include:

  • A ring road around the Wermsdorf ponds, complete with historical and fisheries related information.
  • The development of investment support for the area’s fisheries companies.

Calls for proposals

The FLAG makes regular calls for projects which are published on the FLAG’s website. Despite these calls for projects having specific deadlines, the FLAG also welcomes potential applicants to get in touch, outside of these deadlines, to nurture developing project ideas.

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG is interested in working on cooperation projects with other FLAGs with a pond farming industry. The FLAG is also interested in national and transnational cooperation projects focused on fisheries events and marketing, the labelling of fisheries products and the developments in low-impact tourism. 

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Sächsisches Zweistromland - Ostelbien e. V.
Members of the partnership: 

Municipalities; agricultural enterprises, other local enterprises; local cultural associations, environmental organisations and pond farming enterprises.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
34
% of fisheries actors: 
5%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
44%
% of environmental actors: 
35%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
41
% of public actors: 
10%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
0,10

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Contacts du GALPA

Sächsisches Zweistromland - Ostelbien e. V.
 
c/o Sächsisches Zweistromland-Ostelbien Straße der Freiheit 3
04769 Mügeln
Germany
FLAG President:
Mr. Matthias Müller
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Holger Reinboth
Phone:
+49 34362 379900
Publication date: 
01/09/2017
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