Fisheries Areas Network


Fit for the future: Atlantic and North Sea FLAG Seminar

Focused on the Atlantic and North Sea FLAGs, this 12th FARNET seminar completed the series of sea basin specific events for FLAGs (following on from the Mediterranean and Black Sea, and Baltic and Inland FLAG seminars). By bringing together FLAGs with geographical proximity, discussions focused on themes of common interest and potential cooperation, such as: the role of artisanal fishers in the future FLAGs; opportunities linked to algae; renewable energies in marine spaces; and how to tackle the problem of marine litter. In addition to sea-basin specific topics of interest, transversal themes running through this seminar were the quality and effectiveness of the activities that FLAGs undertake. In particular, the seminar offered good practices and working groups on project selection procedures and criteria design; animation and stakeholder involvement; and FLAGs’ work monitoring and evaluation. 

AGENDA Available in ES  FR and PT

Seminar report (pdf 411kb)


Day 1, 25th May (Tuesday)


Opening Plenary


Working Group 1 – Planning project selection 


Working Group 2 - Animation and Stakeholder engagement 


Engaging with different marine-related stakeholders



Day 2, 26th May (Wednesday)

10:15 - 10:30

Welcome FARNET Support Unit (FSU)

10:30 - 12:00

Working Group 3 – Result orientation and monitoring

14:00 - 14:30

Atlantic and North Sea Initiatives

14:30 - 15:30

Thematic networking, cooperation and exchange in breakout rooms

15.30 -16:00

Concluding session 



Day 3, 27th May (Thursday)


Thematic Focus Groups

10:00 - 11:30

Renewable energies in the marine space

13:30 - 15:00

Algae Opportunities



Day 4, 28th May (Friday)


Thematic Focus Groups
10:00 - 11:30

Tackling Marine Litter

13:30 - 15:00

Artisanal fishers in future FLAGs


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