FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Good Practice Short Stories

  • 24/10/2019
    Finland
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    Business support, New technology, Processing, Circular economy, Fisheries resources
    Local fishermen in Lapland, northern Finland, create a mincing facility to process unwanted by-catch into new marketable products such as fish fingers.
  • 10/09/2019
    Sweden
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    Gastronomy, Marine activities, Tourism, Governance, Integrated coastal management, Infrastructure
    The operation of Hästholmen harbour involves the cooperation of several local actors. Through a series of FLAG projects, the port has been improved and developed in accordance with the local community’s needs and opportunities.
  • 22/07/2019
    France
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    Business support, New technology, Environment, Circular economy, Marine litter
    New start-up, Fil & Fab, is tackling the issue of marine litter by developing the first French recycling network for old fishing nets.
  • 10/07/2019
    Germany
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    Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Infrastructure, Youth
    This project shows how to bring together preservation of cultural heritage with present needs of fishermen.
  • 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.