Fisheries Areas Network

Good Practice Short Stories

  • 23/06/2017
    In Bulgaria, Roma and Muslims are important minority groups but face a long history of national exclusion and a relatively high unemployment rate. The Shabla - Kavarna - Balchik FLAG contributed to improving this situation by involving the two minority groups in an educational initiative to train divers and water rescuers.
  • 26/02/2017
    United Kingdom
    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
    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... So, with an open mind and a willingness to understand, Monica’s first move was to literally move into the fishing community.
  • Cabaz do mar 1

    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
    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. Fishermen and fishmongers make their way to the market area in the centre of Gdansk’s old town in traditional fishing boats, wearing traditional costumes. Once on site, they organise a host of activities, including fish-tasting and fish-selling, culinary demonstrations and contests (filleting, rolling-up etc.), the showcasing of traditional net-mending and boat-making skills, as well as an open-air exhibition.
  • clldstory-cyprusfishertraining

    Short circuits, Diversification, Pesca-tourism, 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. Specifically, members of the PanCyprian Association of Professional Fishermen highlighted their interest in training on themes such as the legal and technical requirements to engage in direct sales and pesca-tourism.
  • GPS012-goosebarnacle

    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
    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
    FISCHtival of cultures: a colourful and international event with food and music as bridges for the integration of migrants FISCHtival, the open air festival of concerts and food organized by the FLAG Tirschenreuth in the summer of 2015, had not expected to provide such a transformation to the local community. For the first time, the FLAG partnered with local welfare and educational organisations to create a successful event that brought together the region’s newcomers and its multicultural population.
  • 18/04/2016
    United Kingdom
    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.