FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Greece

  • AKTES - Transnational Coastal Quality Pact

    10/03/2020
    - Cooperation Idea
    Pillio FLAG is looking for partners from Cyprus, Italy, Malta, Spain, Portugal and France to create a transnational organisation (AKTES). The purpose of the organisation is the development and implementation a transnational quality agreement (pact) joining tourism stakeholders under a common strategy. The strategy aims to guarantee a minimum quality for products and services; improving the tourist offer of those areas; mitigating seasonality; and encouraging better incomes and working conditions for local communities in coastal areas.
  • Wetland Life

    18/02/2020
    - Cooperation Idea
    A partnership of seven Greek FLAGs is looking for a transnational partner experienced in comprehensive management of protected areas including touristic activities to make them more attractive. This expertise would be collected in order to develop a management guide that will be used for the improvement of the area’s attractiveness and its guidelines and directions will be applied in the project’s publicity material (guides with alternative forms of tourism, signs, etc).
  • A cooperation project seeks to build a future for pesca-tourism in Greece

    28/01/2020
    - News
    Twenty Greek FLAGs met on January to launch a cooperation project on pesca-tourism. With this initiative, they aim to promote the activity among the fisheries community as a diversification tool and a new source of revenue.
  • A network of sustainable diving trails

    17/12/2019
    - Good Practice Project
    Ένα συνεργατικό έργο θέτει την περιβαλλοντική, κοινωνική και οικονομική βιωσιμότητα στο επίκεντρο 30 καταδυτικών περιοχών σε Ελλάδα και Κύπρο.
  • Blue economy incubator

    16/12/2019
    - Cooperation Idea
    Sectors in the blue economy are facing challenges (e.g. lack of skills locally, shortage of funding...) that prevent the growth of those emerging work areas with high potential. The "Blue Economy Incubator" project aims to promote innovative solutions addressing selected maritime and marine challenges and opportunities.
  • Processing and retailing fisheries and aquaculture products

    18/11/2019
    - Cooperation Idea
    The project aims to set up transnational cooperation between FLAGs with potential for developing the FAP processing sector. This offers a valuable opportunity for fishing communities to increase the EU and worldwide market of processed FAPs while reducing overfishing. The project will focus on the following local FAPs: blue crab, mussels, sardines and anchovies.
  • Developing a knowledge hub on Marine Protected Areas

    05/07/2018
    - Cooperation Idea
    The Cyclades FLAG, Greece, is looking for partners to build a practical working group on fostering socio-economic development around MPAs. The idea is to bring together Mediterranean FLAGs that are home to a Marine Protected Area to exchange and discuss ways to ensure MPAs are successful in protecting biodiversity while remaining economically viable. Participating FLAGs would take turns to organise and host a workshop and case study on the topic, starting in early 2019. Read on for further details.
  • Greece - 33 FLAGs - 70 M€

    07/12/2017
    - Country Factsheet
    Fisheries and aquaculture have a strong socio-economic importance in Greek society. CLLD projects include activities to increase the added value of fisheries products; support for diversification; activities to enhance and capitalise on the environmental assets of fisheries areas; promoting social wellbeing and maritime cultural heritage in fisheries areas.
  • Northern and South East Crete FLAG

    31/10/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area includes the most developed area of the island of Crete (North West and North East coastal parts of Heraklion) in terms of tourism. Despite the extensive coastline, fishing is limited to demersal and small pelagic fish species which are promoted to the local fish markets.
  • Crete Messara Gulf FLAG

    31/10/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Due to its extensive history and unique natural environment, this FLAG area which covers the southwest part of Heraklion Prefecture, (Messara Gulf), is rich with cultural and natural assets.