FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Skåne Nordväst Norra FLAG

Official name: 
Leader Skåne Nordväst Norra
Country:
Code: 
SE209

Area

Fishing on the Swedish side of the Öresund strait consists almost exclusively of local small-scale coastal fisheries providing unique opportunities for local fisheries development. The revenue from the Öresund area is among the highest in Sweden and the fish stocks amongst the strongest. The river systems that flow into the Öresund offers a unique spawning area for migratory fish. In addition, the area also has many lakes in forested areas, situated in the north. West of Vombsjön is the Klingavälsåns nature reserve which is characterised by open wet meadows and abundant fish and bird life. The Kävlinge flows from Vombsjön and is one of Scania's three largest rivers. The area at the mouth of Lomma Bay is also a protected nature reserve.

A key challenge to the FLAG and its area is harbouring the development and growth of its small-scale fisheries. Central to this challenge is establishing cooperation and networking initiatives between the different stakeholders in the industry and well as integrating other sectors such as tourism.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG area includes the Klingavälsåns and Lomma Bay nature reserves, both of which are protected areas.

Population
343 256
Surface area (km²)
6 517
Population density
50
Total employment in fisheries
84

FLAG strategy

The FLAG’s strategy includes the following key aims:

  • Facilitate and promote vibrant fishing villages along the coast.
  • Create new solutions or practices that leading to a sustainable business cycle.
  • Create synergy between the fishing associations and fishing companies in the region and with actors in Denmark.
  • Find new solutions that lead to the generation and transfer of knowledge between people, researchers, businesses, and organisations.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
Supporting diversification
4
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
4
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
3
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
2

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
826 812
  • EMFF: 
    553 965
  • MS co-financing: 
    272 847
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

  • Multi-funding: 

    Yes

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD
    ERDF
    ESF

Project examples

Project examples and ideas for the FLAG are centred around securing the sustainability of the area’s fisheries. Examples include:

  • A research project aimed at determining the conditions required for the development of profitable and sustainable professional fishing in Öresund, which will not threaten the natural environment of the area. The purpose is to investigate, create optimal conditions and practical contribution to the development of profitable and sustainable professional fishing in Öresund.
  • Any project which creates synergy between fisheries and other sectors leading to the development of eco- and pesca-tourism in the area.

Calls for proposals

Calls for projects are issued on an ongoing basis. More information can be found on the FLAG website.

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG is involved in a transnational cooperation project which will compile existing research about the impact of seals and cormorants have on the fisheries economy in the Baltic Sea. The FLAG has expertise in this area which it is willing to share. The FLAG cooperates with other FLAGs from Sweden, Finland and Estonia on this matter. 

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Leader Nordvästra Skåne med Öresund
Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members include several full-time fishers from small-scale coastal fisheries enterprises, the area’s six municipalities, tourism organisations, NGOs and environmental actors.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
23
% of fisheries actors: 
8%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
26%
% of environmental actors: 
23%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
23
% of public actors: 
43%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,00

Map

Contacts du GALPA

Leader Nordvästra Skåne med Öresund
 
Leader Nordvästra Skåne med Öresund
Storgatan 15
28637 Örkelljunga
Sweden
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Annika Jönsson
FLAG President:
Ms. Pia Zachrison
Languages:
  • Anglais (Advanced)
  • Suédois (Mother tongue)
Publication date: 
08/09/2017
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