Latest News

One of our projects has been featured in Tidelines Winter Edition You can find out more by clicking here See an update on the work of N&W Cumbria FLAG in the Spring 2014 edition of Tidelines magazine from Solway Firth Partnership. Paste this link in your browser: http://ow.lycontinue reading

Press Releases

Press Release from Marine Management Organisation Six fishing communities in England have been chosen to share a €4.6 million European fund. Cornwall, Hastings, North Devon, West Cumbria, East Riding of Yorkshire and North Norfolk have each been designated as a fisheries local Continue reading

About Us

What’s is the North & West Cumbria FLAG?

The FLAG is a local action group dedicated to supporting the sustainable development of the ‘fishing communities’ of North & West Cumbria.

Membership of the FLAG is free and open to any organisation or individual who shares our Vision and supports the FLAG Development Strategy.

How do I join the FLAG?

Full details are provided on our membership page.

What area is covered by the FLAG?

The FLAG operates along the coastal strip of North & West Cumbria, recently extended to include  Bowness on Solway in the North down to Millom in the South. You can see the previous FLAG area on the map to the right, from Silloth to Ravenglass.

How does the FLAG operate?

For efficient and effective delivery of the strategy objectives all funding decisions are made by the FLAG Board. This Board is elected annually by the FLAG membership. All Board members serve on a voluntary basis. In addition the Board may co-opt non-voting advisors to provide specialist guidance. The Board meets approximately every six weeks throughout the year.
Day to day operation of the FLAG is coordinated by a small programme & administration team.