Fisheries Areas Network

Cooperation in action

Cooperating with local groups from other territories can allow FLAGs to find the complementarities or critical mass to increase the impacts of their actions. Below are a series of cooperation proposals and calls which might interest FLAGs. If you already have a project idea and would like us to promote it, download the Seeking partners cooperation idea template and return it to info@farnet.eu.

You can also browse the FLAG factsheets to identify potential partners, filtering by those working on specific themes; or type “cooperation” in the Search box.

  • 16/12/2019
    Sectors in the blue economy are facing challenges (e.g. lack of skills locally, shortage of funding...) that prevent the growth of those emerging work areas with high potential. The "Blue Economy Incubator" project aims to promote innovative solutions addressing selected maritime and marine challenges and opportunities.
  • 18/11/2019
    The project aims to set up transnational cooperation between FLAGs with potential for developing the FAP processing sector. This offers a valuable opportunity for fishing communities to increase the EU and worldwide market of processed FAPs while reducing overfishing. The project will focus on the following local FAPs: blue crab, mussels, sardines and anchovies.
  • 07/11/2019
    A group of 9 inland and coastal FLAGs from Poland has found partners from Italy, Latvia and Lithuania to launch a cooperation project that entails the exchange of experience and joint actions, such as study visits to each of the areas involved along 2020-2021.
  • 01/10/2019
    The round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) is an invasive species now common throughout the Baltic region, with economic potential. Originating in the Caspian Sea with strong markets in Ukraine and Belarus, which could be developed in Europe. This project would like to involve FLAGs that are interested in and/ or with experience of catching and selling round goby from the Baltic Sea.
  • 15/07/2019
    MedPAN is launching a Thematic Call for Small Projects on Sustainable management of marine turtles to reinforce MPA management.
  • 08/07/2019
    Local fishermen from the harbour at Isola Rossa on the north-west coast of Sardinia are all onboard with PRiSMa-MED, an initiative aimed at innovating in governance and integrating management of waste at commercial ports. The survey carried out with the fishermen represents PRiSMa-MED in action for the first time.
  • 08/07/2019
    The Saint-Brieuc FLAG, in collaboration with 9 other partners - LAGs, FLAGs and other local associations in France, Finland, Sweden and Belgium – is getting ready for its cooperation project on the promotion of local seafood products. The FLAG just recently published its concept note on the project.
  • 04/07/2019
    Bohuskust FLAG organized a “tour d’huitres” in March, taking local aquaculture producers to visit FLAG territories in France – the country leading the way in European oyster production. The Swedish delegation spent five days meeting their French counterparts, with the aim of creating contacts for upcoming projects and discussing possible future cooperation.
  • 04/07/2019
    Local fisheries communities from France, Italy and Tunisia will be sharing ideas on sustainable economic diversification, thanks to a new cooperation project run by the Etruscan Coast FLAG in Tuscany (IT).
  • 11/04/2019
    ‘Tarta-Tur’, a combination of the Italian word for turtle (Tartaruga) and dolphin in Latin (Tursiops), is a conservation project involving four FLAGs across three Italian regions on the Northern Adriatic Coast.