Winner of the "France is committed to the South" initiative (la France s’engage au Sud), CRAMS is conducting research with the support of the Senegalese authorities, carrying out experiments in open sea oyster farming and refining in Senegal's only marine protected area.
Two FLAGs and two LAGs from Finland and Estonia signed a cooperation agreement to promote youth exchanges around fisheries cultural heritage in order to revitalise the traditional links between Estonian coastal villages and Finnish coastal areas.
A call for proposals has been issued by the European Commission on sustainable Blue Economy. Part of this call has been developed with the aim of developing linkages between Mediterranean FLAGs in the EU and fisheries/coastal communities from Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Mauritania.
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.
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.
French, Italian and Spanish FLAGs are coming together to tackle common issues in the north-west region of the Mediterranean, working on the diversification of fisheries and aquaculture activities and adding value to fisheries products.
As part of a study visit to Scotland, the Lake Peipsi and Lake Võrtsjärve FLAGs visited the North East Scotland FLAG (NESFLAG) last May. Local fishermen demonstrated equipment and techniques to the visitors who also learned about the town’s fisheries heritage and everyday life.