We are delighted to announce that Catalys has today been appointed to carry out the evaluation of the Gwynedd and Anglesey Fisheries Local Action Group.
The aim of the Anglesey and Gwynedd Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) is to support the fishing industry and associated communities in both counties through the delivery of a range of actions and activities. The FLAG is representative of the sectors it supports and has encouraged a bottom up approach in order to develop viable and sustainable projects.
The FLAG for Anglesey and Gwynedd has aimed to contribute towards achieving this aim by pursuing the following objectives:
- Adding value to fishery products
- Encouraging diversification of economic activity
- Preserving and enhancing the environmental, cultural and social welfare
- Empowering the local fishing communities.
Catalys will assess the degree of success to which these aims have been achieved, through an approach that will combine a thorough review of the Group’s processes and projects, along with a programme of engagement with fishermen, coastal communities and others who are involved with the fishery sector and the wider economy.
The end result will be to provide an assessment of the value which the group has added to Gwynedd and Anglesey’s fishing and coastal communities which will be delivered to the FLAG along with suggestions for the group to consider as they consider their future activities.
Catalys’ growing experience in this area has previously seen them provide an evaluation of the Cardigan Bay Fisheries Group, strategy support to Dumfries and Galloway, as well as the model for implementation of FLAGs in Croatia. Our bilingual team for this commission consists of experienced fisheries and evaluation professionals.
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