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FARNET Magazine n° 1: New opportunities for Europe’s fisheries areas

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The best is yet to come

Axis 4 of the EFF represents a radical shift in EU fisheries policy, introducing a new territorial emphasis into what has traditionally been a very sectoral programme.

North Jutland: Focusing on added value

The fisheries areas of North Jutland, Denmark, are focusing on quality and making better use of local products and services to create more and better jobs.

Interview: Cesar Deben, Director of “Policy Development and Coordination” at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Getting started on the ground: messages from Pärnu

In June 2009, the European Commission organised a seminar in Pärnu, Estonia, which brought together the first fisheries local action groups from across Europe.

Building capacity in Estonia’s fisheries areas

Capacity building is a key feature of the Estonian Axis 4 programme, which is based on a two-stage selection process.

Viewpoint: Xavier Gizard, Secretary-General of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR)

FARNET is here

Over the coming years the FARNET Support Unit will work to strengthen the activities of all those people who believe that fisheries areas can develop a new and more sustainable future.