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Welcome to Hastings
Fisheries Local Action Group

Funded by the European Union

The Hastings FLAG is one of six local FLAG's in England which are part of the EU’s European Maritime Fisheries Fund to “Invest in sustainable fisheries" and is administered by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) on behalf of DEFRA.

Hastings FLAG successfully supported 23 projects to improve the sustainability of the fleet and has recently been awarded a total of £800,000 for further projects for FLAG2. These projects will be delivered under Community-led Local Development under the themes of;

  1. Creating a sustainable fleet and supply chain
  2. Protecting the environment and informing the fleet through scientific research and business
  3. Developing the identity of 'The Place', through education, economic and brand development.

The Hastings FLAG is a highly representative body of individuals and organisations drawn from the fisheries, public, private and community sectors. The FLAG Executive Delivery Group (EDG) is a body of 6 members of the wider FLAG and is responsible for the day to day operations of the programme which is administered with support from HBC officers as lead accountable body.

Further information on the projects being delivered as part of the FLAG2 programme will appear on this website soon.

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Sustainable Fleet and Supply Chain

Safeguarding and creating new jobs and sustaining industry, such as purchasing greener infrastructure items and adopting innovative business models. It will aim to harness the power of marketing our sustainable catch, and build capacity within its core onshore functions to develop and seize cost saving or income generating opportunities in the future.

The Environment

Working with researchers and specialist practitioners to inform the fleet about mitigating environmental impacts, policy reforms and changing work practices. It will explore greener business models, build supply chain opportunities outside of the locality and link with other environmental activities and funding bids around harbour arm improvements, marine litter and marine environment education.  It will also support creating a greener public realm economy within the fishing quarter.

The Place

Developing the identity of ‘The place’, through educational, economic and brand development by taking a holistic approach to the locality’s economy, working with partners to educate and inform end users, developing a locality specific and shared, sustainable economy.

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