FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Finland

  • Private fish processor investing in the FLAGs

    31/01/2020
    - Good Practice Short Story
    With their “Thanks to the Fisherman” campaign, one of Finland’s biggest fish processors, aims to raise approximately €100 000 for the FLAGs to support their local fishermen
  • Seeking information about lampara nets and purse seines

    14/01/2020
    - Cooperation Idea
    Bothnian Sea and Lake Pyhajarvi FLAG is looking for other European FLAGs interested in sharing experience in using other types of  gear, which can respond to the dual challenges that seals and diminishing ice cover represent.  Experiences in the use of lampara nets and/or purse seines in coastal, and more specifically, shallow waters, under 20 metres in depth (mostly 5-12 metres) are of particular interest.
  • Minced fish from unwanted by-catch

    24/10/2019
    - Good Practice Short Story
    Local fishermen in Lapland, northern Finland, create a mincing facility to process unwanted by-catch into new marketable products such as fish fingers.
  • Umami processing methods add value to local fish

    21/06/2019
    - Good Practice Project
    A Finnish fisherman has taken up the Japanese method of ageing fish known as “umami”, attracting Michelin star chefs.
  • 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.
  • FARNET Magazine n°16

    23/10/2018
    - Publication
    The sixteenth edition of the FARNET magazine explores sustainability, blue growth and the circular economy from a CLLD perspective. What have we learnt in the ten years since a CLLD approach was first introduced in fisheries areas under the EMFF? How can we position fisheries CLLD for the future? Is the circular economy key? These are just some of the questions addressed in this thought-provoking edition.
  • Vakava, a network for underused fish species

    25/06/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    By finding commercial outlets for certain fish species, especially those that tend to overpopulate, this project aims to ensure better local resource management, improving the image of undervalued species and reducing eutrophication in Finnish lakes.
  • FARNET Magazine n°15

    11/10/2017
    - Publication
    In this 2017 edition: support to small scale coastal fisheries, the challenge of generational renewal, FLAGs, local innovation and risk taking, cooperation takes off in CLLD fisheries areas, reports from Spain, Sweden and Germany
  • Blue Care: combating marginalisation through fisheries

    01/09/2017
    - Good Practice Project
    “Take care of the Ocean and the Ocean will take care of you”. This project has adapted the concept of Green Care to provide a therapeutic experience through work in an outdoors, marine environment. Getting immersed in the world of fish will, it is hoped, turn some difficult lives around.
  • Kainuu-Koillismaa FLAG

    31/08/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Kainuu-Koillismaa is an area of dispersed settlement in North-East Finland with hundreds of lakes. The fishing traditions are strong and vital both among professional and non-professional fishermen. The lakes are mostly underfished and aquaculture has great potential.