FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Good Practice Projects

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    Cultivating Queen Scallops

    22/02/2017
    Spain
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    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Processing, 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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    Microcredit for small-scale fishermen

    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.
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    Northern Fisheries Trail

    24/11/2016
    Poland
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    Diversification, Tourism, Environment, Cultural heritage
    Nine Polish FLAGs 2007-2013 were involved in this cooperation project to develop a tourist trail – a tourism and education product which links and promotes attractions related to the fisheries heritage of three coastal regions in Poland.
  • Certified octopus fishery

    16/09/2016
    Spain
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    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.
  • Vianapesca PO - Product placement – Promoting canned fish with a story

    14/06/2016
    Portugal
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    Adding value to fisheries, 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.
  • Telecapeche

    14/02/2016
    France
    TELECAPECHE is an e-technology system that provides real-time data to local fisheries and aquaculture committees, helping them to monitor fish stocks and adopt suitable management measures. Launched with Axis 4 support, the system’s creators are now looking at some big developments using CLLD under the EMFF.
  • MediterRadio

    14/02/2016
    Italy
    As part of a broader cooperation project to promote the image of fishing and the coastal culture of the Mediterranean, a new online radio station gives a voice to ideas, news, culture and activities related to fisheries and the sea.
  • FEMER marine skin

    14/09/2015
    France
    Through cooperation with local fishermen and designers, and inspired by traditional techniques from other fishing communities in Europe, a young French entrepreneur has developed an innovative fish skin tanning process and now sells her “marine leather” to fashion designers all around the country.
  • Fishing gear diversification

    14/09/2015
    Estonia
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    Business support
    Axis 4 financial support helped a fisherman on the Estonian island of Hiiumaa to diversify his activities outside of the fishing season into the production of fishing gear and multi-purpose nets. As well as creating a part-time job for this fisherman, it has also created four full-time jobs for local women.