Laukiem Jūrai FLAG (Partnership for Rural and the sea) are looking for national/international partners from FLAG villages that are involved in implementing the concept of a ‘Smart Village’. They would like to learn from good practice examples and can offer the possibility to see first-hand the implementation of specific smart solution initiatives in Latvian villages.
With support from the FLAG, the Fisheries Committee of Finistère is cooperating with Australian professional fishermen on management measures for red lobster, fishing practices (traps, etc), protection of juveniles, restocking, etc.
The FLAG territory includes 45km of the Black Sea coast in Varna Province, equating to approximately 13% of the Bulgarian Black Sea coastline. The leading industries in the area are tourism and agriculture. Fisheries in the region are small-scale and important in the local population – roughly 5% of the economically active population are engaged in fisheries.
The FLAG territory has two geographically distinct areas, the coastal region to the east and the Dobrudzha plateau to the west. Fishing in the coastal areas, on the Black Sea, is traditional activity and important to the livelihood of many local communities. Fisheries are predominantly small-scale, accounting for approximately 90% of the sectors total employment.
The FLAG covers an area of 1 833km2, accounting for just over a third of Prahova county. The region covers the southern slopes of the Southern Carpathians and descends south through the sub-Carpathian hills.
The FLAG is situated in the southern part of the Dolj county, on the Danube, and on the border with Bulgaria. Agriculture is the region’s primary sector as the land is naturally suited for growing cereals, vegetables and fruit.