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FLAG Factsheet

Tunera FLAG

Official name: 
LAGUR Tunera
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
HR205
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

The Tunera FLAG is situated in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and consists of coastal and mountain areas where there is a longstanding fishing tradition. There are 46 active fishing vessels in total, most of them under 12m in length. Six fishing ports are situated along the coast: Bakar, Crikvenica, Jadranovo, Klenovica, Kraljevica and Novi Vinodolski, and there are fish markets in Kraljevica, Novi Vinodoski and Crikvenica. The only region designated for fish and shellfish farming is ‘Uvala Žrnovnica’ (the city of Novi Vinodolski).

The main challenges faced by the FLAG are high levels of youth unemployment and the long-term unemployment of women (especially in the over 50 age group). Emigration from the FLAG area as well as the lack of interest for fishermen’s job are becoming major problems and the number of professional fishermen in the area is constantly decreasing. Very low consumption of fish per capita is a problem too, so there is a need for adding value to locally caught fish and for promoting and increasing consumer awareness.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG has eight protected areas: the Risnjak national parks (in Baker and Lokve), the Hrast u guljanovom dolcu I and II nature monuments (in Crikvenica), the Debela lipa and Velika rebar special reserves, the Lokvarka nature monument, the Golubinjak forest park and the Bijele i Samarske stijene nature reserve.

Population
35 953
Surface area (km²)
572
Population density
63

FLAG strategy

The FLAG strategy has three main objectives:

  • Ensuring the survival of the commercial sector in the area’s fishing industry.
  • The conservation of the area’s fishing environment, traditions and heritage.
  • Improved communication with stakeholders from the fisheries industry, including an attempt to connect people from the civil sector and local government with those from the fishing industry.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
3
% of the budget allocated: 
15%
Supporting diversification
1
7%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
5
35%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
30%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
2
13%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
2 200 000
  • EMFF: 
    1 650 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    550 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Project examples

Future project examples and ideas include:

  • A mobile fish market and online shop.
  • Mobile fish fast food stations.
  • Education tourism trails along the area’s coast.
  • The reconstruction of ‘tunera,’ an old observatory where fishermen previously observe tuna in the Mediterranean.
  • Awareness campaigns in kindergartens and schools (importance of the nutritional value of fish in meals).

Calls for proposals

In the FLAG strategy, there is an action plan for publishing calls. This plan indicates that the FLAG will be announcing calls two times a year until 2020. More information can be found on the FLAG website.

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG has experience in communication with people who are working in the fishing industry. The FLAG is interested in cooperation projects promoting social well-being and cultural heritage, creating new jobs and supporting the diversification of fisheries activities.

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Tunera FLAG
Members of the partnership: 

The key partners making up the FLAG partnership are the seven municipalities (Grad Bakar, Grad Crikvenica, Grad Kraljevica, Grad Novi Vinodolski, Općina Fužine, Općina Kostrena, Općina Lokve), local fisheries businesses (Ribar, Sipar, Vilmar, Gajeta, Tina, Obrt Ribar) and civil sector organisations (‘Ajkula’ and ‘S vjetrom kroz tišinu’).

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
15
% of fisheries actors: 
40%
% of public authorities and other: 
47%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
13%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
7
% of public actors: 
40%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,00

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FLAG Contacts

Tunera FLAG
 
Lokalna akcijska grupa u ribarstvu Tunera
Kralja Tomislava 85a
51260 Crikvenica
Croatia
FLAG President:
Mr. Tomislav Cvitković
Phone:
+385 99 368 6150
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Silvana Manestar
Phone:
+385 99 368 6150
Languages:
  • Croatian
  • English (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
14/06/2018
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