FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Ireland

  • Cuan Beo project in Connaught, Ireland

    Cuan Beo, a living bay in West Ireland

    08/03/2019
    - Good Practice Project
    Cuan Beo was set up by community members living and working near Galway bay, who were cognisant of a general decline in the quality of the famous shellfish producing waters in the Bay.
  • 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.
  • Solar energy, lighting up a remote landing site

    24/08/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    A local fisherman takes the initiative to explore how solar lighting might improve safety and make working hours more flexible at the remote pier where he lands his fish.
  • Enhancing native oyster stocks in Tralee Bay

    24/08/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    A fisheries cooperative embraces the use of new technology to ensure the sustainability of its native oyster stocks. By adopting spat collectors (“coupelles”) used in France, the Tralee Oyster Fisheries Society has offered a brighter future to its oyster fishers and the local tradition they represent.
  • Setting up Inshore Fisheries Forums

    27/06/2018
    - Good Practice Method
    Os GALP irlandeses apoiaram o desenvolvimento de seis fóruns regionais de pesca em águas costeiras (RIFF, do inglês «Regional Inshore Fisheries Forums») e um fórum nacional de pesca em águas costeiras (NIFF, do inglês «National Inshore Fisheries Forum») para assegurar a representação do segmento de pequenas dimensões da frota na tomada de decisão regional e nacional.
  • Boosting a seaweed business on the Irish offshore Islands

    11/01/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    West FLAG supports business development among some of the most marginalised and remote communities in the country, including offshore islands and native Irish speaking communities where a seaweed company has grown from one to four employees.
  • Ireland - 7 FLAGs - 12 M€

    07/12/2017
    - Country Factsheet
    Ireland is surrounded by some of the most productive waters in the EU. The seven Irish FLAGs aim to promote marine and eco-tourism by taking advantage of the local biodiversity and protected habitats. Additionally, they look to leverage synergies with national/local tourism initiatives and boost the business potential of the small-scale coastal fishing vessels.
  • West FLAG

    31/08/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG West area comprises the coastal zones of counties Galway and Clare and has a considerable seafood industry, with over 450 registered boats, and over 350 fishermen. Targeted species include lobster, crab, crayfish, shrimp, scallops and oysters.
  • South East FLAG

    31/08/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Unusually for Ireland, the FLAG area has a relatively strong urban structure with 22 settlements falling into the aggregate urban area category of over 1,500 inhabitants (14 of which are at close proximity to the coast).
  • South FLAG

    31/08/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The South FLAG area covers the coast of County Cork including seven West Cork Islands, from the Kerry–Cork boundary West of Lauragh, in Kerry to the river at Youghal. The fleet in the area is distributed across many small harbours and piers all along the coast.