FARNET's third transnational seminar of the 2014-2020 programming period took place on 18-20 October 2016. The theme of the event, “Boosting business along the fisheries supply chain”, was designed to equip Fisheries Local Action Groups with the tools to help local stakeholders tap into opportunities along the fisheries supply chain.
At the initiative of the European Commission, and with the support of the Hellenic Ministry of Rural Development & Food and the Thessaloniki FLAG, FARNET's third transnational seminar of the 2014-2020 programming period took place on 18-20 October 2016. The theme of the event, “Boosting business along the fisheries supply chain”, was designed to equip Fisheries Local Action Groups with the tools to help local stakeholders tap into opportunities along the fisheries supply chain.
The mix of plenary sessions and working groups focused on trends and opening up new markets for local fisheries and aquaculture products; linking the private sector with science and research; ensuring direct support is available to local businesses in FLAG areas; and better engaging aquaculture producers and fishermen (especially small scale and coastal) to work in new ways to boost business opportunities. The seminar was followed by a study visit to projects in the Thessaloniki FLAG area.
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Wednesday, 19 October
Introductory Plenary session
• Welcome by DG MARE and the Hellenic Ministry
Inspirational Plenary session - boosting business in practice
• Providing direct support to businesses along the value chain, Hattie Booth, Community Seafood Officer, North Devon, UK
• From science to new production and business opportunities, Elena Herbello, Vigo FLAG, Spain
|12.00-13.30|| Thematic working groups (round 1)
Participants will attend one of the following parallel sessions:
• Direct support to businesses, supported by Hattie Booth, Community Seafood Officer, North Devon, UK
• Linking fisheries businesses with science & research, introduced by Ricardo Calado, University of Aveiro, Portugal
• Accessing new markets, introduced by David Lamb, ENRD, and supported by Ellen Anthoni, Trendwolves
• Engaging with the small-scale fisheries sector, introduced by Jeremy Percy, Executive Director of the LIFE Platform
Plenary session on the EU market for fisheries & aquaculture products
Cooperation corner will be run in parallel for participants with ideas or questions regarding FLAG cooperation
Thematic working groups (round 2)
• Linking fisheries businesses with science & research
• Accessing new markets
• Engaging with the small-scale fisheries sector
Thursday, 20 October
Plenary session - introducing business plans
• Introduction on the FLAG’s role in supporting successful business plans
Working group exercise – A good business plan: what to look for!
|11.00-12.30|| "Sofa Session"
Facilitated thematic exchange based on eight selected projects examples
Project descriptions and presentations
Also available in: ES, IT, PL
• New products and markets for mussel and crab (Olympias)