FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Western Pomeranian FLAG

Official name: 
Stowarzyszenie Rybacka Lokalna Grupa Działania Pomorza Zachodniego
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
PL202
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG area is situated in the north-western part of the Western Pomerania region, close to the German border. There are relatively few protected areas or areas of high natural value, but the area’s clean and attractive beaches are a strong asset and a foundation for the development of tourism and water sports. The fisheries sector consists of small-scale boats which primarily land Baltic herring, sprat, cod, flounder, turbot, salmon, trout, roach, pike and perch, sold mainly to gastronomy and processing.

One of the key challenges to the FLAG area is a high outmigration, especially of young people, and a very low and declining rate of employment (the number of economically active inhabitants per 1000 is 110, compared to 192 across the whole Western Pomerania region and 226 across the country). The existing infrastructure is insufficient to develop tourism activities and fully utilise the area’s water and fisheries-related potential.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

There are 26 protected areas consisting mainly of coastal and bird habitats, natural reserves and one protected landscape. However, the total protected areas are small in comparison to the entire FLAG area (only 1.6%).

Population
52 059
Surface area (km²)
1 109
Population density
47
Total employment in fisheries
343
Fishing: 
150
Aquaculture: 
19
Transformation: 
174
Women employment in fisheries: 
122

FLAG strategy

The FLAG will analyse the causes of outmigration and try to address them; it will support businesses to develop the area’s fisheries supply chain, to create and maintain jobs and to start new business activities based on the water potential of the area.

It will also finance tourism and recreation infrastructure linked with the area’s fisheries heritage and tradition. Training and educational activities for the community are of importance to ensure that the inhabitants understand and use the potential of CLLD funding, as this is a new FLAG, not operational in 2007-2013.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
4
% of the budget allocated: 
33%
Supporting diversification
3
25%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
2
3%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
5
39%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
1
0%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
2 750 000
  • EMFF: 
    2 337 500
  • MS co-financing: 
    412 500
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Project examples

Project examples and ideas for the Western Pomerania FLAG include:

  • Developing accommodation and gastronomy in the coastal part of the area.
  • Developing short supply chain for locally produced fish.
  • Improving small-scale infrastructure along the coast and in the fishing harbours.

Calls for proposals

There are periodic calls for projects once or twice a year, which are published on the FLAG website: http://rlgdpz.pl

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG has experience in providing advice to beneficiaries. The FLAG is interested in cooperating with other coastal FLAGs in Poland or transnationally on topics such as stimulating and encouraging beneficiaries and environmental protection.

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
82500.00

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Stowarzyszenie Rybacka Lokalna Grupa Działania Pomorza Zachodniego
Members of the partnership: 

The public sector is represented by eight municipalities and a cultural centre; the private sector includes local tourist businesses, fishermen and a fish farm. There are also several associations (including the Szczecin branch of the Polish Anglers’ Association) and individual actors.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
60
% of fisheries actors: 
17%
% of public authorities and other: 
15%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
66%
% of environmental actors: 
2%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
16
% of public actors: 
25%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,00

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Contacts du GALPA

Stowarzyszenie Rybacka Lokalna Grupa Działania Pomorza Zachodniego
 
ul. Osiedle Rybackie 16K
72-420 Dziwnów
Poland
FLAG President:
Mr. Grzegorz Jóźwiak
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Jarosław Łojko
Languages:
  • Polonais (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Basic)
Publication date: 
08/09/2017
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