FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Good Practice Projects

  • 26/06/2018
    Latvia
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    Fisheries resources, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Education and training
    A volunteer association of professional and recreational fishermen obtains support to combat illegal fishing and better monitor local fish stocks.
  • 26/06/2018
    Denmark
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    Business support, Circular economy, Marine litter
    Some creative thinking and investment have led to the creation of Denmark’s first recycling plant to process expanded polystyrene into plastic pellets that can be sold to manufacturers for a wide range of new products. This is a leap forward in terms of handling used fish boxes.
  • 22/06/2018
    Spain
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    Labelling, Promotion, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Cultural heritage
    The Málaga FLAG has promoted an initiative to brand a specific local clam (‘Callista chione’ or ‘concha fina’), adding value to this local species and guaranteeing a high-quality standard.
  • 18/06/2018
    Sweden
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    Aquaculture, Business support, New technology, Traceability, Circular economy, Water quality
    To reduce the impact of fish farming on the environment, a group of local actors, with initial LEADER LAG support, has developed the symbiotic production of fish and tomatoes into a highly successful business.
  • 18/06/2018
    Spain
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    Aquaculture, Business support, New technology
    Thanks to FLAG support, a new start-up company has been launched to cultivate microalgae on land for oil extraction, to be used as a pharmaceutical-grade nutrient for human consumption.
  • 11/04/2018
    Latvia
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    Aquaculture, Business support, New technology, Marine activities, Water quality, Integrated coastal management
    Latvian FLAGs teamed up in a cooperation project to finance a study aimed at assessing the seaweed production potential from Latvian waters along with options for a management plan that would ensure a sustainable exploitation of this resource.
  • 11/04/2018
    Estonia
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    Business support, Arts and crafts, Gastronomy, Tourism, Youth
    Exchange between businesses from three countries helps raise skills of local entrepreneurs, develop new products and encourage young people to engage in business activities.
  • 11/01/2018
    United Kingdom
    Local fish delivered fresh to the doorstep as fisherman boosts the family business through direct sales from FLAG funded van.
  • 19/12/2017
    Estonia
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    Cultural heritage, Education and training, Youth
    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.
  • 15/12/2017
    United Kingdom
    FLAG cooperates with local fisheries management body to encourage uptake by fishermen to trial lobster pots with specially designed escape gaps, providing both environmental and commercial benefits.