FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

European Union

  • What is... ?

    04/01/2016
    - Basic page
    FARNET and CLDD at a glance
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    Implementing CLLD across the ESI Funds: Edinburgh, 8-10 Dec. 2015

    08/12/2015
    - Event
    The first FARNET transnational seminar of the new programming period took place in Edinburgh, Scotland, from the 8th to 10th December 2015. It provided new opportunities for Managing Authorities (MAs) of the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds to learn, inspire and get inspired in implementing the CLLD approach, foster better cooperation and ensure the most efficient use of the funding available.
  • Blue crab supports blue growth in northern Greece

    30/11/2015
    - Good Practice Short Story
    In Chalastra, Greece, the local Thessaloniki FLAG helped two budding entrepreneurs establish a successful seafood conditioning and processing business, specialising in live blue crab.
  • Simplifying preparatory support in Poland

    30/11/2015
    - Good Practice Method
    Polish FLAGs can choose from two flexible support options to prepare their local development strategies. Both options have benefited from a simplification and streamlining of the process of activating preparatory support.
  • FARNET  Magazine 13 cover

    FARNET Magazine n° 13

    18/11/2015
    - Publication
    FARNET Magazine n° 13 - Winter 2015
  • Legends of Kitka: videogamers, get ready to fish!

    17/11/2015
    - Good Practice Short Story
    In 2013, to limit the proliferation of “fake” products using the name of the local fish, “Kitkan Viisas” vendace, fishermen from Kuusamo, Northern Finland, teamed up to secure its listing in the EU’s Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) scheme. To further promote this unique product, a web and mobile video game, called the Legends of Kitka, was also developed.
  • National networks – connecting FLAGs and building local capacity in CLLD

    11/11/2015
    - 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
  • Communicating effectively with the local community

    11/11/2015
    - Good Practice Method
    FLAG communication activities can be an important catalyst for innovation and change, and are a transversal element in the local development strategy. Through effective communication, the Adriatico Salentino FLAG in Puglia, Italy, has helped to empower local fishermen to become drivers of change in their communities.
  • FEMER marine skin

    14/09/2015
    - Good Practice Project
    Through cooperation with local fishermen and designers, and inspired by traditional techniques from other fishing communities in Europe, a young French entrepreneur has developed an innovative fish skin tanning process and now sells her “marine leather” to fashion designers all around the country.
  • Fishing gear diversification

    14/09/2015
    - 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.