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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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FARNET Guide #1: Starting Up

 

This guide has been prepared to assist current and prospective Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) and those working with them in the essential elements of setting up and operating an area based partnership and developing and delivering a local development strategy. Priority Axis 4 represents a new departure for the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) in that it focuses on the sustainable development of fisheries areas. This area-based approach was introduced into the EFF Regulation for the first time in the period 2007–2013 and reflects the Commission’s recognition that the complex and rapidly-changing forces affecting fisheries area sand communities cannot be dealt with by traditional policies and tools on their own.   

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FARNET Guide #2: Cooperation

This guide is intended to assist FLAGs and managing authorities in implementing this aspect of Axis 4.Specifically, it aims to explain what is meant by cooperationin the context of Axis 4, the potential benefits for FLAGs and their areas, and how support for cooperation can best be organised and administered at national, regional and local level. The guide should prove particularly useful for the FLAGs that want to use cooperation to acquire practical knowledge that helps in the early stages of managing their partnership and implementing their local strategy.

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