FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Portugal

  • Portugal - 15 FLAGs - 38.5 M€

    15/12/2021
    - 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.
  • Decarbonising economic activities in Culatra Island

    15/11/2021
    - Good Practice Short Story
    The Sotavento do Algarve FLAG supported investment to enable Culatra Island, Portugal’s most important location for aquaculture production, to transition to solar energy.
  • Preserving wild sea urchins through sustainable farming

    22/10/2021
    - Good Practice Short Story
    The Mondego Mar FLAG financed a project to bring some unused saltpans back into use to produce an aquaculture product which is highly coveted by restaurateurs: the sea urchin, also known as ‘Portuguese caviar’.
  • Adapting fishing practices to protect seabirds

    06/07/2020
    - Good Practice Project
    No âmbito do projeto MedAves Pesca, o Gal-Pesca Oeste associou-se à ONG portuguesa SPEA para facilitar uma melhor comunicação e interação com o setor das pescas. Este projeto conjunto visou essencialmente a adaptação das práticas de pesca para evitar a morte de aves marinhas no contexto da atividade piscatória na zona das ilhas Berlengas.
  • From fishermen to you

    19/06/2020
    - Good Practice Project
    As vendas online têm suscitado um interesse renovado desde a eclosão da pandemia de COVID-19, dando um novo impulso a projetos como o Cabaz do Peixe. Esta plataforma virtual para a venda ao público de peixe capturado pela frota de pesca artesanal local assegura o fornecimento de produtos frescos e de elevada qualidade, bem como a segurança dos consumidores.
  • Producing essential oils from marine plants

    16/06/2020
    - Good Practice Short Story
    Thanks to business advice from Oeste FLAG and national financial support, a fisheries observer who wanted to change his career path has successfully started his own company in Portugal, working with marine plants called halophytes.
  • 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.
  • PT - FLAG Cooperation in Portugal

    21/01/2020
    - Cooperation MS Fiche
    Cooperation in Portugal is considered a useful tool to allow the FLAGs to bring together the knowledge and capacity of actors with different levels of experience, including those from rural and urban areas. As such, support for cooperation will focus on fostering exchange between different organisations, with the aim of resolving common problems and putting into practice ideas that produce benefits that go beyond a single FLAG area.
  • Salina Greens – Farming organic Salicornia on abandoned salt marshes

    27/06/2019
    - Good Practice Project
    «Salina Greens» é uma empresa portuguesa dedicada à produção e transformação biológica de salicórnia, uma planta nativa que cresce em pântanos de água salgada. Este sistema de produção contribui para a preservação de zonas com elevado valor ambiental promovendo simultaneamente a economia local.
  • Adeliacor FLAG

    09/04/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG territory includes 52 coastal villages across five islands in the Western group of the Azores archipelago. The Azores is located on the Atlantic Ridge. Its relief is very rugged. The lines of relief run in an east-west direction, matching the fracture lines to which the islands owe their formation.