FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

United Kingdom

  • Northern Ireland FLAG

    10/04/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG is located along the South Eastern shores of County Down. The three main villages include in the territory are Ardglass, Kilkeel and Portavogie. The historic coastal ports of these three which comprises 95% of the fisheries industry in Northern Ireland. All are historic coastal ports, with many families working in the fishing industry for generations.
  • Swansea Bay FLAG

    10/04/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG areas commercial fishing fleet is made up of 34 vessels registered from either Swansea Marina, Porthcawl Harbour, Port Talbot or Oxwich Bay. Since 2010, this figure has declined by 27%, down from a total of 44 vessels. The most frequently landed species, accounting for 90% of the weight and 95% of the value of landings, include bass, cod, whelk, sole, lobster, plaice and crab.
  • Cleddau to Coast FLAG

    10/04/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Pembrokeshire has a long tradition of fishing, both sea and freshwater. Tenby was the prime fishing port of the area for many centuries. More recently Milford Haven has developed and taken more of a predominant role in the area’s fishing industry; this was also due in large to Tenby becoming more of a holiday resort.
  • Cardigan Bay FLAG

    10/04/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area is situated around the Cardigan Bay which leads out into the Irish Sea. It provides rich fishing grounds for the small commercial fishing fleets which operate from some of the small villages and towns within the area.
  • Argyll and Ayrshire FLAG

    10/04/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The main population centres are primarily located towards the coastal fringes in the larger towns of Ayr, Troon and Girvan, with fishing an important industry in these towns. There are many coastal communities in North Ayrshire, some of which are viewed as relatively affluent areas and locations for retirement. The economy is largely based on tourism, including sailing.
  • Credit Unions

    08/04/2019
    - Good Practice Project
    FLAG Cornwall and Isles of Scilly har oprettet en ordning med en andelslånekasse til at hjælpe dem, der ikke kan få adgang til tilskud til deres projekter uden startstøtte.
  • UK trainee chefs with Food Nation

    Social enterprise introduces seafood training programme for young chefs

    27/02/2019
    - Good Practice Short Story
    The North of Tyne FLAG has linked up with a local food NGO to deliver a programme aimed at inspiring young trainee chefs to use more seafood. The initiative is focused on raising the awareness and profile of local and lesser-known fisheries products, while also tackling youth unemployment.
  • 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.
  • Learning from fisher-led, marine plastic litter reduction initiatives

    22/08/2018
    - Cooperation Idea
    The Hastings FLAG is looking for experience, cases, solutions and actions taken to reduce marine litter in other parts of Europe and, in particular, in the Channel area and North Sea.
  • North Thames FLAG

    27/06/2018
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area covers the North Thames from Thurrock to Shoeburyness in Essex and is based around the port at Leigh-on-Sea. The port is the first when travelling up the Thames from London and has significant cultural importance in the area, attracting tourists from all over South East England. The major fisheries industry in Leigh-on-Sea is the cockle fishery which dominates much of the port. However, there are also several trawlers targeting mixed fisheries in the Greater Thames and Southern North Sea areas