FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

European Union

  • Finnish FLAG open to cooperation for inland fisheries projects

    21/11/2016
    - Cooperation Idea
    The Bothhian Sea and Lake Pyhäjärvi FLAG from the south of Finland is open to cooperation ideas. The FLAG has long-term experience in lake fisheries and in the development of fisheries with a strong link to water quality management.
  • Poland - 36 FLAGs - 93.7 M€

    04/11/2016
    - Country Factsheet
    While sea fisheries in Poland suffer from decreasing fish stocks in the main catching area (the Baltic Sea), inland aquaculture still has significant potential for growth (mainly carp). In Poland, the focus of the 36 FLAGs is more on the fisheries sector and job creation, than on the development of coastal areas in general.
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    Boosting business along the fisheries supply chain: Thessaloniki, 18-20 Oct. 2016

    18/10/2016
    - Event
    FARNET's third transnational seminar of the 2014-2020 programming period took place on 18-20 October 2016. The theme of the event, “Boosting business along the fisheries supply chain”, was designed to equip Fisheries Local Action Groups with the tools to help local stakeholders tap into opportunities along the fisheries supply chain.
  • The Millennium Tuna Route

    14/10/2016
    - Good Practice Short Story
    With local unemployment standing at over 34% and an isolated and struggling fishing sector, Cádiz Estrecho FLAG has invested in promoting its fishing heritage – and in particular its traditional “almadraba” tuna fishing activity, which dates back to Phoenicians times – as a unique selling point to attract quality tourism beyond the peak season.
  • Galician FLAG open to cooperation ideas

    07/10/2016
    - Cooperation Idea
    The Mariña Ortegal FLAG from Galicia, Spain, is open to cooperation ideas from around Europe. In particular, it is interested in cooperation on projects related to adding value to fisheries projects through processing and marketing.
  • FISCHtival of cultures: a colourful and international event with food and music as bridges for the integration of migrants

    05/10/2016
    - Good Practice Short Story
    FISCHtival, the open air festival of concerts and food organized by the Tirschenreuth FLAG in the summer of 2015, had not expected to provide such a transformation to the local community. The initial idea behind the event was to promote the activities of the pond fishing association, which is responsible for the administration of the FLAG.
  • Portugal - 15 FLAGs - 38.4 M€

    22/09/2016
    - Country Factsheet
    Portugal has 15 FLAGs, 12 of them in coastal areas of continental Portugal and three on the Azores archipelago, situated in the Atlantic Ocean. The main challenges that CLLD addresses are low educational level of fishermen; decreased attractiveness of fisheries for young people; declining competitiveness of the fishing industry; and conflicting demands in the coastal areas.
  • Certified octopus fishery

    16/09/2016
    - Good Practice Project
    With the support of Axis 4, a Spanish octopus fishery became the world’s first to receive Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, opening up new marketing opportunities to the local fleet.
  • Fishtaverns - Upgrading product and service quality in local seafood restaurants

    16/09/2016
    - Good Practice Project
    The “Fishtaverns” project aims to raise the quality standards of local seafood restaurants – their products and hosting capabilities – notably by improving the use of fresh fisheries products and applying attractive communication tools.
  • What is CLLD?

    14/09/2016
    - Basic page
    Funded by the European Union, CLLD or “community-led local development” is a bottom-up approach to local development that brings local people together to decide how they want to improve their area. They do so by setting up partnerships of civil society, businesses and public bodies, called Local Action Groups (LAGs).