FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Stockholmsbygd FLAG

Official name: 
Leader Stockholmsbygd
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
SE205
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The area stretches over a cluster of some 30,000 sparsely populated islands and a small portion of the mainland’s countryside. It forms part of the commuter belt of Sweden’s capital city with the resulting high property prices, frequent ferry crossings and other commuter traffic that this can bring.

As a result, biodiversity is at risk and fish stocks in the archipelago are declining. This has led to there being very few local fishermen left. Fish caught locally is sold at auction in the west coast instead of locally, so new supply chains are needed for products from environmentally sound aquaculture and local fisheries.

The growing average age of fishermen in the area coupled with the lack of younger fishermen is another challenge for the sector.

Despite this, the archipelago has high potential for sustainable tourism development, building on cultural and natural assets. There are several Natura 2000 and Baltic Sea Protected Area to be found here.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

There are 25 Natura 2000 sites and Baltic Sea Protected Areas and they include Gräsö-Singö Archipelago, Stora Nassa-Sv.Högarna, Bullerö-Bytta, Nåttarö, Ålö-Rånö and Villinge Boskapsö

Population
124 126
Surface area (km²)
13 461
Population density
9
Total employment in fisheries
47
Fishing: 
43
Aquaculture: 
4

FLAG strategy

The strategy envisages:

  • Conservation and restoration projects as well as dialogue between public and private stakeholders focusing on management plans based on an ecosystem wide approach
  • Increasing the profitability and the regions self-sufficiency by bringing more local food products to local consumers (skills development in e.g. local economic development, refining raw products), new supply chains
  • Developing fisheries tourism and promoting recreational fishing
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
4
% of the budget allocated: 
25%
Supporting diversification
3
15%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
5
60%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 070 240
  • EMFF: 
    535 120
  • MS co-financing: 
    535 120
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Local (Östhammar, Norrtälje, Österåker, Värmdö, Haninge and Nynäshamn municipalities)

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD
    ESF

Project examples

  • Restoration projects for populations of pike and other species
  • Restoration projects for habitats such as small rivers and estuaries
  • Skills development for fishery related enterprises
  • Establishing aquaponic farms (aquaculture combined with hydroponics) that would double as tourist attractions
  • Developing fishing packages for tourists
  • Interaction with local schools while presenting local aquaculture to them

Calls for proposals

Projects can be presented on an ongoing basis. The FLAG has four or five meetings per year where the steering committee makes decisions on prioritising project applications.

Expertise & cooperation

The development strategy foresees cooperation projects focusing mainly on local food production, distribution, consumption and supply chains.

Exchange of experience and expertise in order to strengthen local fishermen and local aquaculture as well as transnational cooperation is also envisaged.

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
50000.00

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Leader Stockholmsbygd
Members of the partnership: 
  • Public sector: six municipalities and the co-ordination association of Östra Södertörn
  • Social sector: the Swedish village action movement, NGOs working ethnic groups, business owners, Stockholm residents, equal opportunities, the transition movement, and the NGO that held the previous FLAG contract, the Swedish Farmers federation, the Archipelago’s youth foundation, two tourist organisations.
  • Economic sector: the organisation for fishing rights owners, the Swedish angler association and Sweden’s organised fishing guides and a consultancy firm.
Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
24
% of fisheries actors: 
19%
% of public authorities and other: 
23%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
1%
% of environmental actors: 
44%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
16
% of public actors: 
38%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,40

Map

Contacts du GALPA

Leader Stockholmsbygd
 
Leader Stockholmsbygd
Hantverkaregatan 24
761 30 Norrtälje
Sweden
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Susanne Ortmanns
Phone:
+46 76 213 18 10
FLAG President:
Mr. Sune Fogelström
Languages:
  • Suédois (Mother tongue)
Publication date: 
08/09/2017
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