FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Zegrze Lagoon FLAG

Official name: 
Lokalna Grupa Działania Zalew Zegrzyński
Country:
Code: 
PL226
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

The area covers seven municipalities north of the city of Warsaw, and is unique in the Mazovia region in that 8% of its surface is covered by water. This is due in part to the meeting of three large rivers: the Vistula, the Narew and the Bug. The population is increasing due to migration from the capital. Services and small-scale production dominate the economy.

The Zegrze Lake is an important asset for the area, offering opportunities for angling and recreation. However, it faces the challenge of eutrophication and it is important to raise awareness of this and other environmental issues. The tourist potential of the lake is not yet sufficiently exploited.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

There are six Natura 2000 areas

Population
95 000
Surface area (km²)
733
Population density
130
Total employment in fisheries
57
Fishing: 
57

FLAG strategy

The FLAG strategy focuses on raising the environmental awareness of the inhabitants, since this is essential to maintain tourism potential and high quality of life. The strategy also aims to promote sustainable use of the Zegrze Lake waters to develop tourism, fisheries, and recreational business activities.

Objective: 
Supporting diversification
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
79%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
8%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
3
8%
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
2
4%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 800 000
  • EMFF: 
    1 530 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    270 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

  • Multi-funding: 

    The total budget of the integrated strategy is €5 300 000 and the EAFRD is the Lead Fund.

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD

Project examples

  • Improving the fisheries value chain (purchase of a van to transport live fish and a fish smoking unit)
  • Development of recreational activities (purchase of angling boats, developing small-scale tourist infrastructure on the lakeshore)
  • Prevention of poaching
  • Bicycle route along the lake
  • Public beach
  • Restoration of the Ławeczno Lake
  • Contest on environmental knowledge for young people from the FLAG area
  • Training for youth on environmental protection (including water quality), climate, fisheries and angling

Good Practice

Calls for proposals

The calls for projects funded from EMFF are planned in the first half of 2017 and in the first half of 2019. See www.lgdzz.pl for details.

Expertise & cooperation

  • The FLAG has experience in implementing transnational cooperation projects. So far, we have cooperated successfully with a FLAG in Finland for example.
  • The FLAG is interested in exchange of experiences and good practices
  • Projects envisaged include Fishing Intelligently (FIN) – a cooperation project with FLAG Northern Lapland (enhancing environmental awareness of fishermen, promotion of selective fishing in inland fisheries, purchase of selective fishing gear by Zegrze Lake FLAG, training of Polish fishermen in Finland – training of trainers – and in Poland)
Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
50000.00

Partnership

Members of the partnership: 

The key members from the social sector include the Polish Anglers’ Association (Mazowsze branch) – this is also the key representative of fisheries; local development associations and other NGOs. The business sector is represented by SMEs from the sectors of tourism, renewable energy and furniture production. The public sector is represented by the seven municipalities and three county administrations, municipal cultural centres etc.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
165
% of fisheries actors: 
3%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
40%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
10
% of public actors: 
20%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
4,00

Visuals

Map

Contacts du GALPA

Lokalna Grupa Działania Zalew Zegrzyński
 
ul. Gen W. Sikorskiego 11/413
05-119 Legionowo
Poland
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Edward Trojanowski
Phone:
+48 22 76 40 413
Languages:
  • Polonais (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Advanced)
Publication date: 
24/08/2017
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