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FLAG Factsheet

Valley of Tysmienica and Wieprz FLAG

Official name: 
Lokalna Grupa Rybacka "W dolinie Tyśmienicy i Wieprza"
Country:
Code: 
PL227
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Territoire

The FLAG is situated in the northern part of the Lublin region, and it is strongly diversified in terms of nature and landscape. It has numerous lakes and ponds of various sizes. Settlements in this area have historically been linked with lakes and fishing and most fish farms still use traditional methods such as the natural feeding of fish. They produce mainly various species of carp, but also other species such as catfish, pike, pikeperch, tench, bream and roach. Many fish farms invite tourists and anglers to visit them.

However, income from the fish farms is low and the younger generation is not interested in continuing family traditions. Other challenges include high unemployment, especially regarding young people, and a low level of investment in businesses.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

There are 23 protected areas covering a total of 171 252 ha: one national park, three landscape parks, five natural reserves, four areas of protected landscape and 10 Natura 2000 areas.

Population
97 703
Surface area (km²)
1 920
Population density
51
Total employment in fisheries
165
Aquaculture: 
165
Women employment in fisheries: 
12

Stratégie du GALPA

The FLAG strategy aims to maintain jobs through investments within the fishing sector and create new jobs outside the fishing sector while creating innovative businesses linked to the potential of the area.

The FLAG will also enhance the tourism and recreation potential of the area and valorise its natural assets through the greater accessibility of attractions. Another objective is to strengthen the fisheries sector through promotion, exchange of experience, awareness raising and civic dialogue.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
4
% of the budget allocated: 
24%
Supporting diversification
5
25%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
2
22%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
3
24%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
1
3%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
2 722 500
  • EMFF: 
    2 314 125
  • MS co-financing: 
    408 375
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Exemples de projet

  • Research projects: market research for fisheries products; optimisation of fish production
  • Investments in projects using renewable energies
  • Using the water potential of the area

Calls for proposals

Calls for projects will be launched on an ongoing basis. Information available on the FLAG website.

Expertise et coopération

  • The FLAG has experience in projects to restore production following natural disasters
  • The FLAG is interested in promoting consumption of freshwater fish and developing product brands
  • A project is envisaged that will focus on the promotion of fish consumption from south-eastern Poland. This should involve four or five other Polish FLAGs
Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
30000.00

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
Lokalna Grupa Rybacka 'W dolinie Tyśmienicy i Wieprza'
Members of the partnership: 

The partnership is composed of 16 municipalities and one county administration (representing the public sector), six large fish farms, the Polish Anglers’ Association, several businesses (including 2 holiday resorts), NGOs including voluntary fire brigades and individuals.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
76
% of fisheries actors: 
12%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
75%
% of environmental actors: 
3%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
18
% of public actors: 
28%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
3,00

Visuels

Carte

FLAG Contacts

Lokalna Grupa Rybacka 'W dolinie Tyśmienicy i Wieprza'
 
ul. Słowackiego 11
21-100 Lubartów
Poland
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Paweł Waśniowski
Phone:
+48 533 363 322
FLAG President:
Mr. Antoni Gajda
Languages:
  • Polish (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
08/09/2017
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