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Fisheries Local Action Group Development in Torbay UK

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

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.

Services Provided:

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.