Project Name:

Fisheries Local Action Group Development in Torbay 


Torbay Development Agency  - Project Dates:   January 2014 - February 2014

Detailed narrative description of project:

Torbay Development Agency sought to establish the viability of setting up a Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) in Torbay in preparation for the 2014-20 European Maritime and Fisheries programme.

Under the current European Fisheries Programme funding through priority axis 4 is allocated to FLAGs to deliver local projects which support the sustainable development of fisheries areas. The purpose of this brief was to establish the feasibility of establishing a FLAG covering Torbay, the amount of funding which could be accessed and over which geography the benefits would be maximised.

Detailed narrative description of actual services provided by Poseidon Aquatic
Resource Management Ltd:

Poseidon assessed:

1. Over which geography a FLAG would be most effective and deemed acceptable by the European Union and Marine Management Organisation;
2. The benefits of establishing a FLAG including anticipated levels of funding and on the sorts of activity on which it can be spent;
3. Demand for a FLAG by Torbay businesses and communities;
4. The kind of structure required to administer a Torbay FLAG and whether the TDA would be a suitable organisation to perform this function;
5. Potential set up costs and resource requirements;
6. Potential for linkages to other FLAG areas.