FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

European Union

  • 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
    Ekonomiskt stöd från Område 4 hjälpte en fiskare på den estniska ön Hiiumaa att diversifiera sin verksamhet utanför fiskesäsongen till tillverkning av fiskeutrustning och flerfunktionsnät. Utöver att skapa ett deltidsjobb för den här fiskaren, har det också skapat fyra heltidsjobb för lokala kvinnor.
  • Good Practice - Archive 2007-2013

    01/07/2015
    - Basic page
    This page leads to all the project examples published during the 2007-2013 programming period.
  • FARNET Magazine n° 1 - 12

    01/07/2015
    - Publication
    Collection of FARNET Magazine published during the 2007-2013 programming period.
  • FARNET Guides #1-9 published during the 2007-2013 programming period

    01/07/2015
    - Publication
    Earlier FARNET Guides are available in 11 languages (download pdf): Guide #1: Starting Up, #2: Cooperation, #3: Adding value, #4: Steps for Success, #5: Diversification of Fisheries Areas, #6: Green Growth in Europe’s Fisheries Areas, #7: A tool in the hands of fisheries communities, #8: Marketing the local catch, #9: Fisheries and Tourism: Creating benefits for the community, Sailing Towards 2020: Axis 4 in Action