Fisheries Areas Network


FLAGs and local resource management: Vigo, 13-15 March 2018

FARNET's sixth transnational seminar of the 2014-2020 programming period was held on 13-15 March 2018 on “FLAGs and local resource management”. This seminar was organised at the initiative of the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) of the European Commission with the support of the Xunta de Galicia, the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and the Environment and the Vigo – A Guarda FLAG.

The seminar aimed to:

  • Assist FLAGs in their efforts to contribute to the development of a bottom-up approach to local resource management and support the conservation of local resources;
  • Stimulate exchange, peer learning and cooperation among FLAGs interested in issues linked with local resource management.

The seminar themes were addressed through a series of presentations, moderated discussions in working groups and mini-plenary sessions, a market of inspiration gathering key projects, and during a field visit.


 Day 1: Tuesday, 13 March 2018


 Registration, warm-up activity and dinner in the Clube Náutico de Vigo

 Day 2: Wednesday, 14 March 2018

09.00 – 10.30 

 Opening Plenary:

10.30 – 11.00 

 Coffee break and participants register for the Market of inspirations presentations

11.00 – 12.30 

 Mini plenaries session

 Two rounds of 3 mini plenaries in parallel:

 Round 1 (11h00-11h40) Round 2 (11h45-12h30)

12.30 – 13.45 


13.45 – 15.15 

 Working groups session 1

 Four working groups in parallel:

15.15 – 16.00 

 Coffee break

16.00 – 17.30 

 Market of inspiration:  presentation of examples from FLAGs:

  1. Vakava: a network for marketing unwanted catch
  2. Monitoring activities for biodiversity conservation 
  3. How to set up a Marine Protected Area
  4. Implementing discard management
  5. Inshore Fisheries Forum
  6. Sea urchin co-management
  7. Fishery Improvement Project: brown crab fishery
  8. MSC certification for local octopus fishery
  9. EU-wide lobster stock restoration
  10. New structure for interactive dialogue
  11. AL Percebe: co-management of the goose barnacle
  12. Telecapeche: an e-technology monitoring system

17.30 – 18.30 

 Cooperation Time


 Dinner in the Museo do Mar de Galicia, courtesy of the Xunta de Galicia

 Day 3: Thursday, 15 March 2018

09.00 – 10.30 

 Working groups session 2

 Four working groups in parallel:

10.30 – 11.00 

 Coffee break

11.00 – 12.15 

 Plenary restitution for the four working groups

 Presentation of the working groups outputs followed by a discussion between the experts and the audience.

12.15 – 13.00 

 Closing session

13.00 – 18.30 

 Field trip to visit Ría de Vigo – A Guarda FLAG projects (optional)


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