FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

FLAG Factsheet

Sydöstra Skåne FLAG

Official name: 
Leader Sydöstra Skåne
Country:
Code: 
SE208
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG area is situated in the southeast of Scania and consists, mainly, of rural farmland and coastal areas with some productive woodlands in the north. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) or sole proprietor business are common in the region, particularly in fisheries. In the municipality of Simrishamn fisheries remain important even though many of the area’s small-scale fisheries have decreased dramatically in recent years.

Challenges for the FLAG include finding new markets for fisheries products while at the same time working hard to keep small-scale fisheries in the area. There is also a need to improve the water quality both in the surrounding sea and the regions lakes.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

There are no protected areas in the FLAG’s territory.

Population
204 380
Surface area (km²)
403
Population density
51
Total employment in fisheries
143
Fishing: 
14
Aquaculture: 
4
Processing: 
125

FLAG strategy

The FLAG strategy aims to nurture cooperation between companies from different sectors with the area’s fisheries with an aim of strengthening their position in the supply chain. The strategy also aims to increase public knowledge of natural and environmental sustainability; increase eco-cycling, planning and thinking. Key objectives include:

  • Creating new products and services within fisheries.
  • Developing cooperation between different actors and sectors.
  • Preserving and creating new jobs within the fishing industry.
  • Developing new methods and systems for the transfer of competence in fisheries.
  • Developing courses and training initiatives that focus on competence-enhancing measures.
  • Supporting environmental projects.
  • Horizontally across all objectives, the strategy aims to improve water quality and protect the area’s biodiversity.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
25%
Supporting diversification
5
25%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
1
0%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
25%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
4
25%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
851 672
  • EMFF: 
    425 836
  • MS co-financing: 
    425 836
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional and national.

  • Multi-funding: 

    Yes

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD
    ERDF
    ESF

Project examples

FLAG project examples and ideas include:

  • The Baltic Sea seal and cormorant transnational project, which aims to find sustainable solutions for dealing with the growing seal and cormorant populations in the Baltic Sea.
  • Projects aimed at developing the southern Baltic Sea small-scale coastal fisheries sector.

Calls for proposals

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and more information can be found on the FLAG website.

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG has shareable experience relating to traditional methods of fishing cod. The FLAG also has experience in dealing with seals and the problems they pose to local fishers. To date, this has involved cage and trap testing with the Swedish Agricultural University for the development of seal-proof gear. The FLAG cooperates with other FLAGs on this theme and is willing to further share its expertise in this area

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
85242.00

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Swedish Board of Agriculture
Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members include two tourism organisations, a marine centre, several full-time fishers from small-scale coastal fisheries enterprises, an economist and the area’s four local municipalities. 

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
15
% of fisheries actors: 
7%
% of public authorities and other: 
33%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
27%
% of environmental actors: 
33%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
15
% of public actors: 
33%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,25

Map

FLAG Contacts

Leader Sydöstra Skåne
 
Tobaksgatan 11
271 41 Ystad
Sweden
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Kristin Persson
Phone:
+46 72 244 11 58
FLAG President:
Ms. Sofie Bredahl
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Karin Dahl
Phone:
+46 72 244 11 58
Languages:
  • Swedish (Mother tongue)
  • English (Advanced)
Publication date: 
08/09/2017
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