FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

FLAG Factsheets

Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) are partnerships between fisheries actors and other local private and public stakeholders. Together, they design and implement a local development strategy to address their area´s needs be they economic, social and/or environmental. Based on their strategy, the FLAGs select and provide funding to local projects that contribute to local development in their areas, involving thousands of local stakeholders.

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    --ARCHIVED as of 31 January 2020-- The FLAG is located along the South Eastern shores of County Down. The three main villages include in the territory are Ardglass, Kilkeel and Portavogie. The historic coastal ports of these three which comprises 95% of the fisheries industry in Northern Ireland. All are historic coastal ports, with many families working in the fishing industry for generations.