Welcome to North of Tyne FLAG

Welcome to North of Tyne FLAG

Welcome to the North of Tyne FLAG

Fisheries local action groups known as FLAGs are groups of fisheries and other marine and local sectors formed to deliver a local development strategy (LDS). The North of Tyne Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) is funded through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). The FLAG is responsible for delivering the scheme throughout their area including receving applications and making funding decision recommendations.

Northumberland County Council employ FLAG staff and are responsible for ensuring that the programme rules and regulations are implemented correctly. 

The North of Tyne FLAG area extends from North Shields in the south which is predominantly urban to Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north which is mainly rural. The FLAG area comprises 14 coastal settlements covering a distance of approximately 65 miles with a population of over 72,000. The area has a fishing fleet of 119 vessels employing over 150 people directly in the industry.

The area is characterised by its unspoilt beaches, castles, rivers and fishing ports.

In addition to the North of Tyne FLAG there are six other FLAGs:

  • Dorset and East Devon
  • North Thames
  • Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
  • Hastings
  • Holderness
Click here to view a map with FLAG locations