FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Sydost FLAG

Official name: 
Sydost Leader
Country:
Code: 
SE207
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG area is situated in the southeast of Sweden and features numerous lakes, streams, coasts and seas, forming a unique development area. Fishing in the region includes the entire Åsnen lake and the waters in southern Kalmar and Öland where fisheries are predominantly small-scale. The Åsnen lake covers a surface area of 150km2 and has close to a thousand small islands; the lake is a prominent location for sports fishing where rainbow trout is a common catch.

Challenges for the area include the low added value of local fisheries products. Fishermen do not have the infrastructure or equipment to scale up and grow their operations. Education and the transfer of traditional fisheries knowledge and skills are also challenges for the FLAG and area.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG territory has 10 protected areas, some of which are part of the Natura 2000 network.

Population
297 000
Surface area (km²)
12 450
Population density
20
Total employment in fisheries
26
Fishing: 
20
Aquaculture: 
5
Transformation: 
1

FLAG strategy

The FLAG’s local development strategy is focused on the following objectives:

  • Increasing the profitability and added value of local fisheries products.
  • Increasing catch sizing and growing the area’s fisheries sector.
  • Increasing and promoting the diversification of fisheries activities.
  • Improving the industry’s infrastructure and updating fisheries equipment.
  • Developing educational programmes associated with fisheries knowledge, marketing, finance, permit legislation, business management and market development. 
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
Supporting diversification
4
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
2
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
4

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 500 000
  • EMFF: 
    1 000 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    500 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National and regional.

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD
    ERDF
    ESF

Project examples

Project examples and ideas for the FLAG include:

  • Cooperation projects focused on dealing with problems associated with seals and cormorants. 
  • Projects associated with cod stock management.
  • Mapping and analysing goby, an invasive fish species.
  • The restoration and protecting of river spawning sites.

Calls for proposals

The FLAG makes specific calls for projects which are published on the FLAG website

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG cooperated with other FLAGs in the Baltic on issues associated with managing seals and cormorants. The FLAG has expertise in freshwater fisheries, angling management and spawning site protection, and is willing to share its expertise and cooperate on projects nationally and internationally.

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
50000.00

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Sydost Leader
Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members come from a wide range of backgrounds including representatives from different associations and organisations, several representatives from the private, non-profit and public sector, politicians, representatives from the local municipalities water associations and fisheries associations.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
34
% of fisheries actors: 
15%
% of public authorities and other: 
65%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
30%
% of environmental actors: 
15%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
7
% of public actors: 
43%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
3,00

Map

Contacts du GALPA

Sydost Leader
 
Storgatan 4
361 30 Emmaboda
Sweden
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Ingmar Elofsson
Phone:
+46 70 800 1600
FLAG Basic contact:
Mr. Joel Parde
Phone:
+46 70 881 44 82
Languages:
  • Suédois (Mother tongue)
  • Allemand (Basic)
  • Anglais (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
08/09/2017
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