FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

News

  • 06/10/2017
    - News
    During the first meeting of the Working Group on Small-Scale and Recreational Fisheries, concrete steps were taken to enhance collaboration and promote synergies for the sustainable development of small-scale fisheries in the Mediterranean and Black Sea.
  • 03/10/2017
    - News
    France’s LEADER network is organizing a conference on cooperation on 6 and 7 December 2017. The programme will include roundtable discussions, technical and thematic workshops, project visits, networking and a cooperation fair.
  • 07/07/2017
    - News
    The Estonian Presidency of the European Union and the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission (DG MARE), are organising a stakeholder conference on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), entitled "Beyond 2020: Supporting Europe's Coastal Communities." This event will take place on 12-13 October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia.
  • 26/06/2017
    - Publication
    Calls for greater levels of support to Small-Scale Coastal Fisheries (SSCF) have been on the rise but it appears that Member States and steakeholders are not taking full advantage of the numerous existing funding possibilities under the EMFF in favour of SSCF. FLAGs are one of the possibilities offered by the EMFF to reach out to SSCF and, in practice, the SSCF sector is the natural partner of most FLAGs. Still the extent to which FLAGs have been supporting SSCF is unclear. This report aims to provide an indication of the level of support provided by FLAGs to SSCF. It is based on a survey which has been carried out among FLAGs from both the EFF and EMFF periods which were asked to assess the level of support channelled to SSCF through their Local Development Strategies (LDS).
  • 05/05/2017
    - Article
    We are happy to introduce a new way of reporting on FARNET's transnational seminars! The first issue stemming from the FARNET Social inclusion seminar.
  • 24/04/2017
    - News
    Stakeholders from the Adriatic and Ionian Region will meet in May at the 2nd EUSAIR forum in Ioannina (Greece). The event is jointly organised by the European Commission and the Hellenic Republic with the support of the EUSAIR Facility point. It will focus on Blue Growth and, in particular, its interrelations with the other EUSAIR pillars: Environmental quality, Sustainable tourism and Connecting the Region.
  • 20/04/2017
    - News
    DG MARE recently published a leaflet on the support the EMFF can bring to small-scale coastal fishermen throughout their professional life and to the development of fishing communities. The leaflet lists all the options available under the EMFF to invest in fishing boats and equipment, in human resources, in fisheries conversations and collective projects.
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    26/03/2017
    - Event
    FARNET's fourth transnational seminar of the 2014-2020 programming period took place on 21-23 March 2017 in Jūrmala, Latvia. The theme of the event was "Social inclusion for vibrant fisheries communities". The seminar provided a framework for discussions and practical exercises based on successful cases from the EFF/EMFF, additional EU funding instruments, as well as further initiatives aimed at social inclusion.
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    14/02/2017
    - News
    What does social inclusion in fisheries communities mean to you? Grab your cameras and show us because we’re launching a photo competition! Submit your photograph before March 15th and you may just win to have your photograph be a focal point in the next FARNET Guide following the transnational seminar on “Social inclusion for vibrant fishing communities”.
  • 13/02/2017
    - News
    The EAFRD Projects Brochure on ‘Migrant and Refugee Integration’ is now available in FR, DE, ES, IT & PL and explores how people in rural areas have used EAFRD support to respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by the recent influx of migrants and refugees into the European Union.