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FLAG Factsheet

Schlei-Baltic Sea FLAG

Official name: 
Lokale Fischerei Aktionsgruppe (FLAG) Schlei-Ostsee
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
DE205
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Territoire

The FLAG area is located in the North East of Schleswig Holstein on the Baltic Sea and is crossed by the River Schlei and its estuary. Both on the coast and on the river, there is strong fisheries tradition here.

The FLAG is part of the “Aktiv-Region Schlei-Ostsee” LAG.  All municipalities with harbours and/or smokehouses are eligible to be part of the FLAG strategy.

There is still some important small-scale coastal fisheries activity in the FLAG area with 37 cutters and boats operated by professional fishermen and 51 by part-time fishermen. Still, fishing activity on the river is rapidly declining. Landing in the small harbours on the banks of the Schlei is no longer profitable, but processing and marketing is still taking place. Keeping a stable level of fishing activity on the river is therefore the main concern of the FLAG.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

Nature conservation site Schlei-Münde; Nature Park Schlei, FFH area Schlei

Population
57 956
Surface area (km²)
417
Population density
139
Total employment in fisheries
39
Fishing: 
39

Stratégie du GALPA

The FLAG strategy aims to achieve the following goals:

  • maintain jobs, especially for young people
  • develop harbour infrastructure, improving selling and processing
  • diversification and maritime tourism
  • maintenance of the historical heritage of the fishery
  • environmental and sea protection
  • awareness raising and public relations

There is a great demand for developing landing possibilities, optimising trade and marketing channels as well as creating better chances to young people within the fisheries sector.

The historical heritage of fishery plays also a major role within the Schlei-Ostsee area.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
45%
Supporting diversification
1
8%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
10%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
15%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
2
15%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
329 412
  • EMFF: 
    280 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    49 412
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Municipalities and other public entities

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD

Exemples de projet

  • Support for the construction of a fisherman’s house at the “Schleswiger Holm”, which enables a fisherman to carry out his profession in improved conditions.

Other projects ideas:

  • “Schlei excursion”: a set of modules for integrated exchange with stakeholders addressing all problems and needs of the fisheries area
  • Restoring the quay wall at Kappeln (harbour infrastructure)
  • Improving the landing situation at Schleswig for small scale landing
  • Using bridges of “fish from cutter” project for small scale landing
  • Developing a “fish trail” for visitors
  • Restoring the herring fence at Kappeln
  • Restoring “Woi-Boats” (traditional boats)

Calls for proposals

The decision-making body meets at least once a year or more often in public sessions to advise and decide on new projects.

Expertise et coopération

The Schlei-Baltic Sea FLAG has not yet defined cooperation projects. However, new cooperation will be stimulated through the participation in network meetings in Schleswig-Holstein and exchanging experience with other FLAGs from Schleswig-Holstein within “pool projects”. The common website www.fischerleben-sh.de will support this process. (The Land of Schleswig-Holstein holds an extra budget FLAGs can use for projects that have an added value for the whole of Schleswig-Holstein, but all FLAGs from Schleswig-Holstein have to approve the support of these projects.)

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
LAG AktivRegion Schlei-Ostsee e.V.
Members of the partnership: 

Fishermen

Representatives of relevant municipalities

Marketing and processing co-operatives

NGOs: Nature Park Schlei, Ostseefjord Schlei GmbH (local tourism organisation)

Consultative role: State agency for agriculture, environment and rural areas, local nature conservation authority, AktivRegion LAG

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
12
% of fisheries actors: 
42%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
8%
% of environmental actors: 
8%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
12
% of public actors: 
33%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,00

Visuels

Carte

FLAG Contacts

LAG AktivRegion Schlei-Ostsee e.V.
 
c/o Amt Südangeln
24860 Böklund
Germany
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Svenja Linscheid
Phone:
+49 4623 78407
FLAG President:
Mr. Hans-Christian Green
Phone:
+49 4641 1570
Languages:
  • German (Mother tongue)
  • English (Basic)
  • French (Basic)
Publication date: 
19/05/2017
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