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FARNET Magazine n° 12: Sailing towards 2020

Download n° 12 - Spring-Summer 2015      

A new direction for FLAGs 

The reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), job creation and the fight against poverty, climate change and the energy transition, blue growth and coastal development, and a participatory approach to local development combining different funding opportunities (multi-funding) – these are just some of the very diverse challenges and opportunities FLAGs must consider as they prepare their strategies for the next six years.

Focus: FARNET sets sail

Report on the “Sailing Towards 2020” conference
(Brussels, 2-3 March 2015).

Report: A slice of the cake 

Fishermen in the popular tourist destinations of Larnaca and Famagusta in Cyprus are using Axis 4 of the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) to improve their skills, and the quality of their products and services, in order to benefit more from the local tourism market.

Special insert: The FARNET Experience

A summary of local development in coastal and fisheries areas.

Report: ‘Boys ashore’

Community-led local development is a well-established practice in Hastings, England (UK). Incorporating fishermen into the process was a new departure, however, which has now been achieved thanks to Axis 4 of the EFF. 


Three-way interview with Timo Halonen, Edite Kublina and José Vicente Palmero Jorro, representatives of managing authorities in Finland, Latvia and Spain respectively.