Fisheries Areas Network

Good Practice Short Stories

  • 27/06/2017
    New technology, Environment, Climate change, Energy, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    In Malaga, small-scale artisanal fishing accounts for the overwhelming majority of the local fleet. However, high fuel prices and low quality of boat engines have been threatening the future of small-scale sustainable fishing in the area.
  • 26/06/2017
    Aquaculture, New technology, Environment, Climate change
    Dansk Økomusling Aps is a company based in the Thy-Mors area of Northern Denmark. Until now, their line mussels were harvested, packed unsorted in 1000 kg mesh bags and sent overseas for processing before returning to be sold on the Danish market. This created a lengthy supply chain that often reduced the overall quality, increased the costs and the carbon footprint of their products.
  • 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, Business support, 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, Marine activities, Pesca-tourism, 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.