FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Denmark

  • Old boat engine factory transformed in a multipurpose community hub

    02/10/2019
    - 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

    10/07/2019
    - Good Practice Project
    Kerteminde Organic Mussel Farm represents the first Danish business to commercialise open-water raised mussels. The company aims to produce high-quality mussels in an efficient and environmentally-friendly way, in turn, boosting the area’s marine activities and creating local jobs.
  • Agersø shipyard restoration: breathing new life into a decaying building

    25/06/2019
    - 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

    26/06/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    Some creative thinking and investment have led to the creation of Denmark’s first recycling plant to process expanded polystyrene into plastic pellets that can be sold to manufacturers for a wide range of new products. This is a leap forward in terms of handling used fish boxes.
  • Seaweed business knowledge & skills for local seafood price improvement

    16/05/2018
    - Cooperation Idea
    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”

    15/09/2017
    - Good Practice Project
    Med inspiration från det välbekanta landbaserade konceptet med koloniträdgårdar har man inrättat trädgårdar till havs och skapat en havsträdgårdsförening, som bidragit till att ingjuta nytt liv i Ebeltofts hamn och främja lokal kustmat och havskultur.
  • Innovation on board helps shorten the supply chain

    26/06/2017
    - 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.
  • MANK FLAG

    22/05/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    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

    19/05/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    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.
  • LLSÆ FLAG

    08/05/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    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.