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Gastronomy and culinary heritage



Project proposed: Community gardens and Community Supported Agriculture are now well established concepts, but in the Pays Marennes Oléron the association IODDE, a partner of local FLAG is reflecting on the potential to develop a form of community or shared aquaculture.

Cooperation factsheet

The region is well known for the production of oysters, which were traditionally farmed in ponds called “claires” that are created in marshes and rely on tides and sluices to create optimum growing conditions. Many are now abandoned or serve other purposes, but the FLAG is exploring the possibility of creating shared production entities that would help restore these abandoned ponds, enabling shareholders to learn about the production and harvesting techniques and participate in sustaining a local environmental service.

The FLAG would like to learn from other similar initiatives elsewhere in Europe, such as in the Danish FLAG Djursland area (project Sea-garden of Ebeltoft Vig )

If your FLAG or partners would like to participate in this exchange, contact the FLAG, the project promoter, or the FARNET Support Unit.



Proposed cooperation: Local gastronomy

FLAG info: LGR Pojezierze Bytowskie, Poland

Contact person: Gabriela Nosinska

Address: ul. Szkolna 4, 77-133 Tuchomie, Poland

E-mail: g.nosinska (at)

Phone: +48 59 822 125


Proposed cooperation: We would like to exchange traditional fish dishes  – preparation all over Europe in the form of an exhibition or cultural events

FLAG info: Bremerhaven, Germany

Contact person: Michael Gerber

Address: FBG mbH, Lengstraße 1, 27572 Bremerhaven, Germany

E-mail: gerber (at)

Phone(s): +49 471 97 32 152, +49 151 12 70 77 62 

Language(s): German, English

Proposed cooperation:  Developing fish product culinary heritageRecreational fishing development in inland waters

FLAG info: Ignalina District FLAG, Lithuania

Contact person: Edmundas Kilkus

Address: Alteities 19-28, Ignalina, LT-30114

E-mail: e.kilkus (at)

Phone(s): +370 685 11205


Language(s): Lithuanian, Russian, English

Proposed cooperation: Local gastronomy, protected areas, tourism

FLAG info: joint proposal by FLAGs from Var (France), and FLAGs Aitoliki, Cyclades, Etanam (Greece)

Contact persons: Claire Lemoine, Nikoleta Katsoni, Kalliopi Tsagaraki, Anthoula Stamati

E-mails: stamati (at), info (at), info (at), groupefepvarois (at)

Language(s): English

Other information: these FLAGs want to develop cooperation about this subject

Proposed cooperation: Tourism (we are a FLAG on the seaside), local gastronomy and promotion

FLAG info: Slowinska FLAG, Poland

Contact person: Aleksandra Klimczuk

Address: ul. Marynarki Polskiej 30, 76-270 Ustka, Poland

E-mail: a.klimczuk (at)

Phone: +48 598 144 459, +48 598 144 509


Language(s): English, Polish

Proposed cooperation: A new FLAG looking to share  ideas, particularly on diversification, tourism/food projects and visits for fishermen. We are a small, rural fishery area with a close-knit sector

FLAG info: Northern Devon FLAG, England

Contact person: Katy Graham

Address: North Devon, Bideford, Devon, UK

E-mail: kgraham (at)

Phone(s): +44 1237 426 423

Language(s): English

Proposed cooperation: We are developing a seafood training kitchen „classroom on the coast” and would like to work with established similar setups providing training, promoting tourism etc.

FLAG info: Hastings FLAG, England

Contact person: Joy Collins

E-mail: jcollins (at)

Phone(s): +44 424 451 851

Language(s): English

Proposed cooperation: Local products from natural spaces in the Mediterranean

FLAG info: FLAG Litoral Costa del Ebro, Spain

Contact person: Albert Hernandez

Address: Corsini no 1 (cantonada Torreta), 43870 Amposta, Spain

E-mail: gal.ebrelitoral (at)

Phone(s): +34 609 375 974, +34 639 134 908

Language(s): Spanish, French