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FLAG Factsheet

Vistula Lagoon FLAG

Official name: 
Stowarzyszenie Lokalna Grupa Rybacka "Zalew Wiślany"
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
PL216
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Territoire

The FLAG is situated in the north-western part of the Warminsko-Mazurskie region, close to the border with Kaliningrad (Russia). The region is home to five small fishing ports and 62 fishing boats (compared to 220 about 10 years ago), usually owned by one or two fishermen. Fishing takes place in the brackish waters of the lagoon, where the main catch is herring but also bream and pikeperch.

Here the fishermen feel that they have very little influence on the decision-making. The ageing population profile is also an issue. Other challenges include outward-migration, limited job opportunities and very few tourism facilities, such as hotel rooms.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

Two protected areas: a NATURA 2000 area and a special habitat protection area “Vistula Lagoon and Spit”

Population
34 230
Surface area (km²)
651
Population density
53
Total employment in fisheries
128
Fishing: 
122
Aquaculture: 
4
Processing: 
2

Stratégie du GALPA

The FLAG strategy aims to utilise the specific assets of the area to support business development linked to fisheries and to improve the quality of life.

Based on the unique landscape and natural and cultural heritage the FLAG is planning to increase the area’s attractiveness and develop tourist activities. It would also like to strengthen dialogue between fishermen and administration and develop linkages with research to add value to fisheries products

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
51%
-
Supporting diversification
4%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
2
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
2
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
3

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
2 088 333
  • EMFF: 
    1 775 083
  • MS co-financing: 
    313 250
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Exemples de projet

  • Construction and equipment of tourist boats
  • A tourist harbour
  • Organisation of a swimming marathon
  • Equipment for health and rehabilitation centre

Calls for proposals

There will be calls for projects, two calls in 2017. All calls will be published on the FLAG website:http://www.lgrzalewwislany.pl/

Expertise et coopération

  • The FLAG has experience in the restructuring and modernisation of coastal fisheries.
  • The FLAG is interested in cooperation with other Polish FLAGs as well as transnational.
Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
100000.00

Partenariat

Members of the partnership: 

The public sector is represented by the four municpalities which make up the FLAG area (Braniewo city, Braniewo rural municipality, Tolkmicko and Frombork). The key social sector organisations include the Association of the Friends of Tolkmicko Area "Lanzania", Educational Association "Drabina" (Ladder), and the Braniewo branch of the Polish Anglers' Association. There are also owners of fishing boat and small entrepreneurs.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
126
% of fisheries actors: 
43%
% of public authorities and other: 
28%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
29%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
14
% of public actors: 
29%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,00

Visuels

Carte

FLAG Contacts

Stowarzyszenie Lokalna Grupa Rybacka 'Zalew Wiślany'
 
Portowa 3
14-500 Braniewo
Poland
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Andrzej Wiśniewski
Phone:
+48 55 235 11 12
FLAG President:
Mr. Paweł Kozioł
FLAG President:
Mr. Piotr Kasza
Languages:
  • Polish (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
08/09/2017
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