FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Estonia

  • Revamped shop brings fish processing to Estonian island

    14/01/2019
    - Good Practice Short Story
    A coastal fisherman in Western Estonia has redeveloped his fish shop, allowing fresh fish to be processed locally for the first time, while also creating jobs.
  • FLAG builds bridges between local fishermen and municipality to regenerate port of Puise

    12/12/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    Läänemaal asuv Puise kalasadam on tänu taastamisprojektile ja kohaliku FLAGi toele õitsele löönud.
  • Cooperation and exchange to support sustainable local businesses

    11/04/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    Exchange between businesses from three countries helps raise skills of local entrepreneurs, develop new products and encourage young people to engage in business activities.
  • Mobilising the Baltic young through LAG-FLAG cooperation

    19/12/2017
    - Good Practice Project
    Two FLAGs and two LAGs from Finland and Estonia signed a cooperation agreement to promote youth exchanges around fisheries cultural heritage in order to revitalise the traditional links between Estonian coastal villages and Finnish coastal areas.
  • EE208 Lake Peipsi FLAG

    Lake Peipsi FLAG

    04/12/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Lake Peipsi is the fourth largest lake in Europe and Estonia's largest FLAG. The Peipsi fisheries areas include Lake Peipsi, Lake Pihkva, Lake Lämmijärv, nine lakes in Vooremaa and the coastal areas of Suur-Emajõgi downstream from the city of Tartu.
  • Läänemaa FLAG

    14/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The coast of Läänemaa is sparsely populated, has a low relief and a coastline that is split sharply. Fishing has traditionally been mostly small-scale but in recent years has benefited from the expansion of several ports in the area.
  • Parnu FLAG

    05/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Located in the south-west of Estonia, the FLAG area is situated around the Pärnu Gulf. The largest of the Estonian counties, Pärnu geographically covers 10.6% of the Estonian mainland and a total of 177 islands; of which only two, Kihnu and Manija, are inhabited.
  • Saaremaa FLAG

    05/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Saaremaa FLAG covers the islands of western Estonia in Saare county, with exception of Hiiumaa which has its own FLAG. The biggest islands in the Saaremaa FLAG area are Saaremaa, Muhu, Ruhnu, and Abruka ja Vilsandihe.
  • Lake Võrtsjärve FLAG

    05/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Lake Võrtsjärv is the second largest lake in the Baltic countries and the largest lake in Estonia. The lake is covered with ice, on average, 130 days a year (from the end of November until mid-April). Total catches in the FLAG area have fallen in recent years which is a challenge. This is due, in large, to a decline in consumer demands for smaller bream
  • Harju FLAG

    05/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Harju FLAG area covers 530km of coastline along the Gulf of Finland and features numerous peninsulas and bays. Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is situated centrally in the area and offers local producers access to a substantial market. Tallinn also draws a relatively young workforce to the area and offers wide-ranging tourism opportunities.