FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Good Practice Projects

  • 04/07/2017
    Romania
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Promotion, Short circuits, Fisheries resources, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    Fishermen and the local municipality worked together to improve selling conditions for fresh fish in Olt county with a local fish market for 170 fishermen.
  • 27/06/2017
    United Kingdom
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    Processing, Environment, Fisheries resources, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    The Orkney Fisheries Research project is supporting the bottom-up delivery of a management plan and providing the evidence base for MSC accreditation for the brown crab fishery and other species in local waters.
  • 11/05/2017
    Portugal
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    Diversification, Pesca-tourism
    Coming from a long-established fishing family, André felt it was time to innovate their ways of utilizing the sea. He’s managed to do just that by setting up marine discovery tours in his traditional fishing village of Ferragudo, Portugal. Today, he shares his passion and knowledge of the local environment with the region’s tourists.
  • 11/05/2017
    Spain
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    Circular economy, Society and culture
    The Mariña Ortegal FLAG has supported a social enterprise to create professional activities for the disabled and long-term unemployed, repairing plastic crates for the local fish auctions.
  • 03/03/2017
    United Kingdom
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Promotion, Short circuits, Education and training
    A combination of one-to-one engagement with local fisheries businesses, networking them with each other and the provision of business mentoring support has helped improve the supply of local fish into the Northern Devon market and create new economic activities.
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    22/02/2017
    Spain
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    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Processing, Environment, Youth
    Scallop fishermen teamed up with scientists to study the possibility of cultivating Queen Scallops in the Vigo Estuary, diversifying their production method and improving the sustainability of their activity.
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    17/01/2017
    Italy
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Youth
    Fishermen often find it difficult to obtain loans. Because they do not always fit the standard profile of a borrower, they can be categorised as ‘non-bankable’. Recent discussions with the local fishermen made clear the need for the FLAG to provide them with a more accessible credit system to help fund their initiatives.
  • 16/09/2016
    Spain
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    Adding value to fisheries, Labelling, Traceability
    With the support of Axis 4, a Spanish octopus fishery became the world’s first to receive Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, opening up new marketing opportunities to the local fleet.
  • 16/09/2016
    Cyprus
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    Diversification, Gastronomy, Tourism, Education and training
    The “Fishtaverns” project aims to raise the quality standards of local seafood restaurants – their products and hosting capabilities – notably by improving the use of fresh fisheries products and applying attractive communication tools.
  • 14/06/2016
    Portugal
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    Adding value to fisheries, Processing, Promotion
    This project by the Vianapesca Producer Organisation (PO) focused on adding value to local fisheries products through processing and a marketing campaign. Faced with the problem of low prices, the Vianapesca PO needed to find a way to enhance the value of low priced fish such as mackerel and sardine. It therefore approached the FLAG with the idea of designing a project on adding value.