Fisheries Areas Network


  • Lake Võrtsjärve FLAG

    - 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
  • Parnu FLAG

    - 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.
  • Harju FLAG

    - 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.
  • Hiiukala FLAG

    - FLAG Factsheet
    Hiiumaa is a beautiful un-spoilt island in the Baltic sea to the west of Estonia which can be reached in about 90 minutes by ferry from the mainland. The FLAG area consists of Hiiumaa island and a number of small islets surrounding it which together form the county of Hiiu. This county is divided into five municipalities, of which four are part of the FLAG.
  • Virumaa FLAG

    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area is located on the Northern and North-Eastern coast of Estonia. Small-scale coastal fishing of mostly flounder, perch and salmon is the main activity of local fishermen. This fish is mainly marketed directly to end consumers.
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    Central Finland FLAG looking to utilize the cyprinid species

    - Cooperation Idea
    The Central Finland FLAG is looking for solutions to grade, scale and gut cyprinid fish, mainly roach.
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    Lessons from FARNET 1 (2007-2013)

    - Basic page
    The experience developed by FARNET under Axis 4 of the EFF (2007-2013) is still highly valuable for the current programming period, especially for new FLAGs.
  • National networks – connecting FLAGs and building local capacity in CLLD

    - Good Practice Method
    National networks (NNs) play an important role in developing the capacity of FLAGs and managing authorities (MAs), and in stimulating and supporting transnational cooperation. In Estonia, the NN 2007-2013 worked in close collaboration with the MA to facilitate dialogue and ensure good cooperation between all actors involved in fisheries CLLD. It also developed information tools, and provided guidance and capacity building for the FLAGs
  • Fishing gear diversification

    - Good Practice Project
    Axis 4 financial support helped a fisherman on the Estonian island of Hiiumaa to diversify his activities outside of the fishing season into the production of fishing gear and multi-purpose nets. As well as creating a part-time job for this fisherman, it has also created four full-time jobs for local women.
  • Good Practice - Archive 2007-2013

    - Basic page
    This page leads to all the project examples published during the 2007-2013 programming period.