Fisheries Areas Network

Good Practice Short Stories

  • 23/06/2017
    Aquaculture, Marine activities, Tourism, Society and culture, Education and training, Migrants and refugees
    In the region of the Shabla - Kavarna - Balchik FLAG in Bulgaria, Roma and Muslims are important minority groups, making up 10% of the population. The Roma have faced a long history of national exclusion that has led to a series of national strategies for their integration.
  • 26/02/2017
    United Kingdom
    Promotion, Tourism, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Education and training
    Fishing communities of County Down in Northern Ireland have been struggling in recent times but the initiative ‘Maritime Heritage Tourism Infrastructure and Communication Project’ was able to give the region a major boost, particularly in the three port towns of Ardglass, Kilkeel and Portavogie.
  • 02/01/2017
    Governance, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Women
    A year prior to the launch of her Axis 4 supported research on social relationships and communication in fisheries communities, Monica Palladino was on holiday on the Costa Viola, a part of the Calabrian coast hosting several fisheries strongholds. There, she came to the conclusion that, if she was to understand the fishermen’s professional relationships, she would herself need to become part of their network...
  • Cabaz do mar 1

    Adding value to fisheries, Promotion, Short circuits, Fisheries by-products, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    The “Cabaz do mar” or basket of the sea is a short chain marketing scheme set up by a partnership between TAIPA, a local development company, and an association of inhabitants and fishermen in Azenha do Mar.
  • Gdansk fish market 1

    Adding value to fisheries, Short circuits, Gastronomy, Tourism, Cultural heritage
    Three FLAGs from the Pomorskie region have helped create a new platform for fishermen to promote and sell their products by reviving the ancient tradition of the fish market, which had previously existed in Gdansk from 1343 until 1945. The market is open in August, at the height of the tourist season.
  • clldstory-cyprusfishertraining

    Business support, Short circuits, Diversification, Pesca-tourism, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Education and training
    During a public consultation on the development of the Larnaca Famagusta FLAG strategy (2007/2014), local fishermen expressed a desire to acquire new knowledge and skills in areas that would help them to diversify their sources of income.
  • GPS012-goosebarnacle

    Adding value to fisheries, Labelling, New technology, Traceability, Fisheries resources, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    The harvesting of goose barnacles (Pollicipes pollicipes) is an important economic activity in the Berlengas archipelago, located north of Lisbon around the Peniche peninsula.
  • 14/10/2016
    Business support, Promotion, Gastronomy, Tourism, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    With local unemployment standing at over 34% and an isolated and struggling fishing sector, Cádiz Estrecho FLAG has invested in promoting its fishing heritage – and in particular its traditional “almadraba” tuna fishing activity, which dates back to Phoenicians times – as a unique selling point to attract quality tourism beyond the peak season.
  • 05/10/2016
    Promotion, Society and culture, Migrants and refugees
    FISCHtival, the open air festival of concerts and food organized by the Tirschenreuth FLAG in the summer of 2015, had not expected to provide such a transformation to the local community. The initial idea behind the event was to promote the activities of the pond fishing association, which is responsible for the administration of the FLAG.
  • 18/04/2016
    United Kingdom
    Promotion, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Youth
    To help preserve and promote the local fishing communities of North Devon, UK, Boat stories set sail with the North Devon FLAG in 2014 to make 10 short films telling the personal stories of those living and working with boats in the area. The stories, told by the skippers or crew, open the door to a world mostly hidden to even those who live on the coast, enticing the audience to come and have a closer look.