Fisheries Areas Network

United Kingdom

  • Local café helping to integrate migrants, improve languages skills and build friendships

    - Good Practice Short Story
    In recent years, the Aberdeenshire fishing community has seen a sharp increase in migrant labour, working both at sea and in the processing sector, in particular from the Philippines, Ghana and Eastern Europe.
  • Health Trainers Working with Fishermen

    - Good Practice Project
    A two-year pilot project working with fishermen to improve their overall health and well-being and connect them with local health and well-being services.
  • Orkney Shellfish Research Project

    - Good Practice Project
    The Orkney Fisheries Research project is supporting the bottom-up delivery of a management plan and providing the evidence base for MSC accreditation for the brown crab fishery and other species in local waters.
  • Dorset and East Devon FLAG

    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area has been selected because of its wide geographical range and its potential to benefit as many small fishing communities as possible. The local fishery has an extremely diverse range of fish and shellfish species.
  • Supporting Seafood Businesses

    - Good Practice Project
    A combination of one-to-one engagement with local fisheries businesses, networking them with each other and the provision of business mentoring support has helped improve the supply of local fish into the Northern Devon market and create new economic activities.
  • FARNET Videos

    - Basic page
    FARNET has some great videos
  • A Heritage Trail throughout port towns give fishing communities a boost

    - Good Practice Short Story
    Fishing communities of County Down in Northern Ireland have been struggling in recent times but the initiative ‘Maritime Heritage Tourism Infrastructure and Communication Project’ was able to give the region a major boost, particularly in the three port towns of Ardglass, Kilkeel and Portavogie.
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    UK - FLAG Cooperation in the UK

    - Cooperation MS Fiche
    Cooperation is organized differently in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales - at Regional level in Scotland and England, while Wales and Northern Ireland leave cooperation up to the FLAGs to organize. The programme authorities are keen that cooperation projects come from the bottom up so, along with the fact that there is little experience in FLAG cooperation in the UK, they foresee that any cooperation projects are likely to emerge later in the programming period.
  • Dumfries & Galloway FLAG

    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area is distinguished by its intrinsic remoteness and natural beauty, illustrated by the high number of wildlife and landscape designations along the coast. The FLAG covers approximately 290 miles (467km) of coastline from Cairnryan in the East to Gretna in the West and includes the port at Kirkcudbright is which is in the top 20 UK ports by catch value.
  • Outer Hebrides FLAG

    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Outer Hebrides is a chain of more than 100 islands and skerries located about 70 kilometres north west of mainland Scotland, of which 15 are inhabited. The Outer Hebrides Fisheries Area is defined using the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Local Authority area which is has the same boundaries as many other organisations including the Outer Hebrides Inshore Fisheries Group.