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Adding value to fisheries products

Fishing festivals & activities - FLAG Lake Peipsi - EE

This project introduced fisheries-specific themes and activities to traditional local festivals in the Lake Peipsi region. The aim of the project was to promote the fishing heritage and products of the area through cooperation with different NGOs, local authorities and entrepreneurs. The project also took place with close involvement of the 4 Leader LAGs of the territory who offered their experience and support.

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FARNET Guide #3: Adding value

This guide has been developed as a tool to support local project promoters in planning and implementing projects that seek to add value to local fishery and aquaculture products. It does not aim to give an exhaustive list of all possible approaches to adding value, which are as numerous as the different types of market or local production processes. Rather, it is designed to enable project promoters to structure their endeavours so as to maximise their chances of success.

It is important to realise that the issue of maximizing the value derived from production applies to all levels of the fishing and aquaculture sector, whatever the size of the business or the species targeted. There are, therefore, as many possibilities for adding value as there are different types of production. However, the logic that is common to all actions to add value is to ensure that the product meets market requirements.

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Aquaculture: an opportunity for Danish fishermen

Axis 4 support for the developmentof aquaculture activities in western Zealand has resulted in projects focusing on the production of common cockles, commonblue mussels and sugar kelp, creating new business and employment opportunitiesfor local fishermen. 

An article by Joergen Damgaard and Gada Omar - FLAG Slagelse, Denmark

FARNET Magazine n° 3: Adding value to local fisheries products

 

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Getting more from less

By adding value to fisheries products, fishing businesses can boost
their revenue and profitability without necessarily increasing the size
of their catch.

Report: Closer to the consumer

There is a significant market in the Netherlands for fresh seafood products
and fish-based pre-prepared dishes. We look at examples of initiatives in Flevoland and North-Holland.

Interview: Michel Delebarre

Michel Delebarre is President of the Territorial Cohesion Commission
(COTER) at the Committee of the Regions.

Report: From a partnership to a network

The Bassin d’Arcachon – Val de l’Eyre FLAG aims to develop and promote
the work of local food producers through the creation of a regional
network.

Trade winds

Four innovative, area-based development projects in fisheries areas.

Spotlight: Counting on experience in Latvia

24 fisheries local action groups are drawing on their experience
of implementing the Leader programme to ensure the
success of Axis 4.

Event: 90 FLAGs meet in Gijón

The “FLAGs on the move” seminar provided participants with a first
opportunity to network and exchange views on topics of common
interest.

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“FLAGs in Business: adding value to local fisheries products": Almere, Netherlands, 17-18 November 2010

At the initiative of the European Commission, the FARNET Support Unit organised a seminar in the Netherlands on the 17-18 November 2010 dedicated to the FLAGs’ role in adding value to local fisheries products.

More than 150 participants, including nearly a hundred FLAGs, Managing Authority  representatives and a series of other stakeholders met in Almere, the youngest city in the Netherlands and largest of the Flevoland Province.

The purpose of this seminar was to provide FLAGs with practical knowledge and skills on how to foster adding value processes in their fisheries areas, an important Axis 4 theme which had been earmarked by the FARNET Support Unit during last transnational seminar in Gijon.