FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

South Leipzig area FLAG

Official name: 
LAG Südraum Leipzig
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
DE216
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The South Leipzig area FLAG is mainly characterised by wide spread former brown-coal mining areas. In many of the opencast pits, artificial lakes have developed, which form a major part of the landscape in the area south of Leipzig in the north-west of the FLAG territory. Where brown-coal mining is still active, an urban industrial structure still dominates. The long history of mining and its legacy of pollution and environmental hazards are challenges these areas must cope with. In contrast, there are large rural areas with landscapes dominated by agriculture in the southern part of the FLAG-territory.

The fishing and aquaculture sector is active in an area that covers roughly ​​4 117 ha, of which 357 ha are ponds. The main species of fish found in these ponds are carp and trout. The focus of the aquaculture producers is on pond restoration and the development of better direct marketing. Fishing in the area plays a rather small role, however, the new waters in the former mining areas are increasingly being used and new opportunities can be created. The economic exploitation of aquaculture and fishing is it an early stage in its development and has a lot of potential. Concepts for the further restoration and utilisation of these lakes can be developed in close coordination with all potential actors (aquaculture and fishery, tourism, environmentalists etc.).

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

In the area of ​​the FLAG six landscape protection areas (including Elster- und Schnauderaue) and five nature reserves.

Population
120 583
Surface area (km²)
575
Population density
209
Total employment in fisheries
15

FLAG strategy

The FLAG has a diversified strategy that aims to address the main challenges from different perspectives. The four main objectives are:

  1. Marketing of regional products and the creation of the necessary fishery infrastructure in the waters
  2. Support for the development of commercial or non-commercial fishing
  3. Development of the fisheries sector through the exchange of knowledge/knowledge transfer and the establishment of networks and project management
  4. Enhancing the attractiveness of the fisheries sector for young people
Objective: 
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
40%
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
4
30%
Supporting diversification
4
30%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
325 000
  • EMFF: 
    243 750
  • MS co-financing: 
    81 250
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

Project examples

  • One potential project involves opening the lakes for educational tourism by creating topical paths with sign boards explaining the special composition of the developing ecosystems in and around the new lakes including information on the fish species which inhabit the waters.
  • Establishment of a fishing centre at the new lake of Zwenkau which combines practical processing and direct marketing with culinary offerings and fish tastings and also serves as an educational platform explaining the industry and its challenges.
  • Image campaign for the dominating fish species “Pollan” which is rather unknown by the consumers in the area.

Calls for proposals

There is a maximum of two calls per year.

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG is interested in cooperating with other FLAGs on the following themes: educational projects (especially for children and young people), low-impact tourism and development of fisheries in former mining areas.

 

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
60000.00

Partnership

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

The FLAG partnership includes the LAG Südraum Leipzig and its members, ie a pond farmer, the Fishing association of Leipzig, restaurants, municipalities, local economy associations, private companies, social associations and cultural associations

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
30
% of fisheries actors: 
7%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
80%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
12
% of public actors: 
17%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,00

Map

Contacts du GALPA

FLAG Südraum Leipzig
 
Max-Liebermann-Str. 4a
04159 Leipzig
Germany
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Annedore Bergfeld
Phone:
+49 341 9124927
Languages:
  • Allemand (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
19/05/2017
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