FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

European Union

  • Shabla - Kavarna - Balchik FLAG

    23/01/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG territory has two geographically distinct areas, the coastal region to the east and the Dobrudzha plateau to the west. Fishing in the coastal areas, on the Black Sea, is traditional activity and important to the livelihood of many local communities. Fisheries are predominantly small-scale, accounting for approximately 90% of the sectors total employment.
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    LV - FLAG Cooperation in Latvia

    15/01/2019
    - Cooperation MS Fiche
    Latvia’s Operational Programme highlights the role of FLAG cooperation in promoting the exchange of experience at a national and international level as a way of helping solve issues that are fundamental for local communities in fisheries areas.
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    PL - FLAG Cooperation in Poland

    15/01/2019
    - Cooperation MS Fiche
    Cooperation activities are not mandatory in the Polish EMFF programme, but FLAGs are encouraged to undertake them. Cooperation is considered as a good way to facilitate learning by FLAGs and to contribute to achieving their strategic objectives, which strongly prioritise job creation, both within and outside the fisheries sector. In the previous period many Polish FLAGs already proved eager to learn from FLAGs in other Member States and to share their experience with them.
  • IT - Cooperation in Italy

    15/01/2019
    - Cooperation MS Fiche
    As a multi-regional Member State, FLAG cooperation in Italy is encouraged as a way of sharing new ideas and innovations between regions. Italy takes a flexible approach towards cooperation, allowing FLAGs to benefit from the full range of provisions that the EMFF foresees, including exchanges where these can bring new knowledge that can be valuable to its fisheries sector.
  • LT - FLAG Cooperation in Lithuania

    15/01/2019
    - Cooperation MS Fiche
    FLAGs in Lithuania can choose whether to take advantage of the opportunity to cooperate with other groups, in which case, they choose the themes that are most relevant to them.
  • FI - FLAG Cooperation in Finland

    15/01/2019
    - Cooperation MS Fiche
    FLAG cooperation in Finland’s EMFF programme is considered to be a way of bringing new ideas and innovations to the country in order to address some specific challenges. In particular, cooperation is sought to increase the profitability of small-scale coastal fisheries and make the sector attractive as a career for young people, as well as combatting the issues posed by seals and cormorants in fishing communities. However, cooperation is not limited and other ideas and networking can be developed among the FLAGs.
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    BG - FLAG Cooperation in Bulgaria

    15/01/2019
    - Cooperation MS Fiche
    Cooperation projects in Bulgaria are likely to emerge later in the programming period, towards the end of the programming period as FLAGs started the implementation of their strategies later than most Member States.
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    EE - FLAG Cooperation in Estonia

    15/01/2019
    - Cooperation MS Fiche
    Cooperation in Estonia will focus on three main areas: joint marketing, knowledge transfer and promotion of fisheries and maritime activities.
  • 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.
  • Becoming self-sufficient through renewables

    17/12/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    The fishing organisation of Bustio has become the first in Spain to become self-sufficient in renewable energy for its on land operations. By making an environmental commitment to reduce carbon emissions, it is saving around €10 000 a year on electricity.