Fisheries Areas Network


  • Old boat engine factory transformed in a multipurpose community hub

    - Good Practice Project
    On Ærø Island, a disused boat engine factory has been turned into a community hub supporting local maritime entrepreneurship. The project aims to boost the island’s economy and social cohesion.
  • Denmark’s first open-water mussel farm

    - Good Practice Project
    Kerteminde Organic Mussel Farm est la première entreprise danoise à commercialiser des moules élevées en eaux libres. Elle entend produire des moules de haute qualité de manière efficace et respectueuse de l’environnement, tout en stimulant les activités maritimes dans la région et en créant des emplois locaux.
  • Agersø shipyard restoration: breathing new life into a decaying building

    - Good Practice Short Story
    Residents of a Danish island formed the Association of Agersø Great Belt-Shipyard to buy and renovate an old building used as a shipyard. This initiative aims to boost local business and increase the harbourfront’s attractiveness.
  • Recycling polystyrene fish boxes

    - Good Practice Project
    Des réflexions et investissements créatifs ont conduit à la création de la première usine de recyclage du Danemark qui transforme du polystyrène expansé en pellets de plastique. Ceux-ci peuvent être vendus à des industriels pour la fabrication d’une large gamme de produits. Il s’agit d’un bond en avant en termes de traitement des caisses à poisson usagées.
  • Seaweed business knowledge & skills for local seafood price improvement

    - Idées de coopérations
    The Djursland FLAG is looking to learn from other FLAG areas in order to develop projects to improve the sales price of local seafood, ideally in contexts similar with its fisheries communities (small-scale, Baltic/North Sea coastal fisheries).
  • Community “sea gardens”

    - Good Practice Project
    Inspirée du concept bien connu des "jardins ouvriers", la création de jardins de la mer et de l'association les regroupant a injecté un nouvel élan au port d'Ebeloft et contribué à promouvoir la gastronomie côtière locale et la culture marine.
  • Innovation on board helps shorten the supply chain

    - Good Practice Short Story
    Dansk Økomusling Aps is a company based in the Thy-Mors area of Northern Denmark. Until now, their line mussels were harvested, packed unsorted in 1000 kg mesh bags and sent overseas for processing before returning to be sold on the Danish market. This created a lengthy supply chain that often reduced the overall quality, increased the costs and the carbon footprint of their products.

    - Fiches FLAG
    Kerteminde is located at the north-east of Denmark's second largest island Funen (Fyn), which situated between the island of Zealand and mainland Denmark (Jutland). The fishing industry has been under pressure for many years and its economic influence in society is declining. Despite this trend, new jobs have been created in the blue economy sector.
  • Vestjylland FLAG

    - Fiches FLAG
    The FLAG area consists of four municipalities on the western coast of Jutland. They vary strongly in terms of population and economic activity. The region has both small and large scale fisheries activities.

    - Fiches FLAG
    The FLAG area covers three islands: Langeland, Læsø and Ærø – which gives a long coastline, made up of sandy beaches, like much of the Danish coastline. Tourism is the area’s dominant sector. and there are eight operational fishing ports on the three islands.