FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Good Practice Short Stories

  • 25/06/2019
    Croatia
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    Adding value to fisheries, Promotion, Short circuits, Traceability, Gastronomy
    In Dalmatia, fishermen and restaurants received support from Galeb FLAG to create the ‘Fishermen recommend’ scheme and quality label, endorsing local fish products.
  • 25/06/2019
    Denmark
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    Business support, Diversification, Tourism, Cultural heritage, Infrastructure
    Residents of a Danish island formed the Association of Agersø Great Belt-Shipyard to buy and renovate an old building used as a shipyard. This initiative aims to boost local business and increase the harbourfront’s attractiveness.
  • 11/04/2019
    Italy
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    Business support, Environment, Fisheries resources, Integrated coastal management, Education and training
    ‘Tarta-Tur’, a combination of the Italian word for turtle (Tartaruga) and dolphin in Latin (Tursiops), is a conservation project involving four FLAGs across three Italian regions on the Northern Adriatic Coast.
  • Students in the North Sea Region of Lower Saxony learn about small-scale coastal fisheries

    15/03/2019
    Germany
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    Promotion, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Education and training, Youth
    A response to low awareness and understanding of fisheries sees a concerted effort to strengthen educational work on the fishing industry along the North Sea coast of Lower Saxony, using different locations for an enhanced learning experience.
  • glass jar on beach with plastic waste collected by ReSeaclons

    11/03/2019
    France
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    Environment, Circular economy, Marine litter, Integrated coastal management, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    The Vidourle Camargue FLAG has collaborated with local stakeholders on a pilot scheme for collecting and recycling marine litter. The mix of plastic waste collected by the local fishermen are recycled all together thanks to an innovative industrial process.
  • UK trainee chefs with Food Nation

    27/02/2019
    United Kingdom
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    Short circuits, Gastronomy, Society and culture, Education and training, Youth
    The North of Tyne FLAG has linked up with a local food NGO to deliver a programme aimed at inspiring young trainee chefs to use more seafood. The initiative is focused on raising the awareness and profile of local and lesser-known fisheries products, while also tackling youth unemployment.
  • 14/01/2019
    Estonia
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    Adding value to fisheries, Processing, Gastronomy, Cultural heritage
    A coastal fisherman in Western Estonia has redeveloped his fish shop, allowing fresh fish to be processed locally for the first time, while also creating jobs.
  • 17/12/2018
    Spain
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    New technology, Environment, Circular economy, Climate change, Energy, Infrastructure
    The fishing organisation of Bustio has become the first in Spain to become self-sufficient in renewable energy for its on land operations. By making an environmental commitment to reduce carbon emissions, it is saving around €10 000 a year on electricity.
  • 14/12/2018
    Germany
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    New technology, Environment, Fisheries resources, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Cultural heritage
    By engaging local fishermen in the development and testing of environmentally-friendly fish traps, the Baltic Sea FLAG is paving the way for sustainable fisheries along its coast in a wider context of adding value to the local catch.
  • 13/09/2018
    Spain
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    Business support, Promotion, Arts and crafts, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Women
    The net making profession has always been one of the least recognised professions within the fishing sector so several Galician net makers´ associations have brought it into the spotlight by combining dissemination workshops with a new range of products based on their unique know-how.