FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Germany

  • Students in the North Sea Region of Lower Saxony learn about small-scale coastal fisheries

    Extra-curricular learning venues on small-scale fisheries

    15/03/2019
    - Good Practice Short Story
    A response to low awareness and understanding of fisheries sees a concerted effort to strengthen educational work on the fishing industry along the North Sea coast of Lower Saxony, using different locations for an enhanced learning experience.
  • Fish traps - an alternative to gillnet-fishing in German Baltic Sea waters?

    14/12/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    By engaging local fishermen in the development and testing of environmentally-friendly fish traps, the Baltic Sea FLAG is paving the way for sustainable fisheries along its coast in a wider context of adding value to the local catch.
  • Fishing for litter

    12/11/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    On Lower Saxony’s North Sea coast, small-scale fishermen team up with an environmental NGO to collect marine waste and look at ways of disposing and recycling plastic components.
  • 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.
  • Integrating aquaculture within local communities: Weiden, 20-22 Nov. 2017

    27/11/2017
    - Event
    FARNET's fifth transnational seminar of the 2014-2020 programming period took place on 20-22 November 2017. The seminar aimed to raise the capacity of FLAGs to foster integration of aquaculture into their territory and stimulated exchange and peer learning between FLAGs interested in supporting their local aquaculture sector.
  • Lausitzer Seenland FLAG

    08/11/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The area is located in the northeast of Saxony and borders the state Brandenburg. Lignite mining, a major economic activity of the territory during the 19th and 20th centuries has profoundly altered the local landscape resulting in the creation of huge artificial lakes.
  • Elbe-Roeder Triangle FLAG

    07/11/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Elbe-Roeder-Dreieck FLAG is situated east of the river Elbe on the border between Brandenburg and Saxony. It is a rural region with a few focal points of large industry including steel and chemical plants. The landscape is characterised by high-value vineyards along the Elbe river and pond landscapes in the Roeder riverside floodplain. This area has been used for pond farming for about 300 years. The ponds were designed for purely economic reasons and served exclusively for carp pond farming.
  • Lower Saxon North Sea coast FLAG

    27/10/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area covers most of the North Sea coastal strip which belongs to Lower Saxony. It includes the counties of Cuxhaven, Wesermarsch, Friesland, Wittmund, Aurich and Leer.
  • 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
  • Putting aquaculture at the heart of Tirschenreuth’s identity

    02/10/2017
    - Good Practice Short Story
    The Tirschenreuth FLAG region may have a long history of small family-owned aquaculture ponds but aquaculture did not always have the standing it enjoys today. The thousand-year-old tradition was almost forgotten when the FLAG took action to restore its cultural significance in the area.