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Good practices

“Put ‘n’ Take” recreational fishery - FLAG West Jutland - DK

This “put and take” fishery offers an easy way for families and friends to experience sea fishing in a safe and accessible environment where, in addition, the catch is guaranteed. This innovative activity increases the tourist offer in the area while creating an alternative market for local fish via a unique collaboration between a local aquarium, a fishmonger and local fishermen.

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Hotel “A de Lolo” - FLAG Costa da Morte - ES

To diversify her family’s economic activity, Maria Luz, a retired fisherman's wife opened a very distinctive hotel and restaurant with a local maritime theme in the village of Muxia, a highly attractive touristic point where demand for accommodation was going unmet. This created five full-time and four part-time jobs.

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Loestamospescando.com for online fish sales - FLAG Costa da Morte - ES

Local Cofradías (Fishermen’s associations) involving more than 500 Galician fishermen and shellfish producers teamed up to develop a pilot online sales platform. The platform aims to diversify the customer base, add value to local Galician seafood and shorten the distribution chain of local fisheries products.

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Seafood Baskets - FLAG Etang de Thau et sa bande côtière - FR

Connecting local fishermen and aquaculture producers with consumers through a seafood basket scheme helped increase the profile and consumption of local fish, oysters and other seafood in the area.

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Drecklyfish: selling local seafood on Twitter - FLAG Cornwall and Isles of Scilly - UK

 In Cornwall, UK, three fishermen started using social media for direct sales to increase their customer base and add value to their catch. Using Axis 4 to strengthen their digital skills and scale up operations, they are now recruiting new fishermen into the scheme and creating the conditions for a land based job position. 

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Fish from the Auction - FLAG Ebro Delta - ES

 “Peix de llotja”, translated literally as “fish from the auction”, has brought local fishing organisations together to promote their production to local restaurants by developing a brand that awards stars to restaurants that commit to buying their fish directly from their local auction.

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Benboa: restaurant, bar & delicatessen - FLAG Ría de Arousa - ES

Creating 17 jobs, Benboa is a project that has breathed new life into a small fishing village by reviving and diversifying the activities of a local shellfish supplier. Benboa offers visitors the experience of seeing live shellfish, while having the opportunity to buy, prepare and taste seafood, all in one place.

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À l’Ostendaise Menu - FLAG West Flanders - BE

 À l’Ostendaise, brings together local fishermen and restaurants to create and promote a new market for local fish, turning them into quality dishes in Ostend’s top restaurants.

 

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Mar Galaica: coordinating & promoting fisheries-related tourism - FLAG Noia - ES

Mar Galaica is an ambitious project which brings together the fisheries sector and other key maritime stakeholders to create an integrated tourism package along the Galician coast, promoting local fisheries products and heritage while offering an authentic taste of the region’s fishing communities. Its comprehensive website was launched in the FLAG area with 57 fisheries companies offering 97 different tourism products and subsequently extended to the whole Galician coast.

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Developing seal-safe trap-nets - FLAG East Finland - FI

The freshwater, Saimaa ringed seal is the only endemic mammal of Finland and the most endangered seal species in the world. One of the main dangers it faces is drowning in fishing nets. However, this also implies serious losses for fishermen who see their nets broken and large proportions of their catch eaten by seals. Fishermen have now worked with conservationists and scientists to develop trap-nets that protect their catch without harming preying seals. 

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