Fisheries Areas Network

Good Practice Short Stories

  • 05/10/2016
    Promotion, Tourism, Society and culture, Migrants and refugees, Youth
    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.
  • 21/03/2016
    Aquaculture, Environment, Water quality, Integrated coastal management
    Marine sponges are filter feeder organisms known to accumulate metallic trace elements and digest fecal bacteria from the marine environment. That’s why academic researchers from the LBCM (Université de Bretagne Sud) teamed up with shellfish farmers to explore the filtration capacities of marine sponges to improve sea-water quality in shellfish farming areas.
  • 14/01/2016
    Tourism, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Education and training
    In Asturias, Spain, the Nuestra Señora de la Atalaya cofradía (fishermen’s organisation) has increased the tourism and cultural value of the local fisheries sector by equipping the local auction house for guided tours and educational activities.
  • 14/01/2016
    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Labelling, Promotion, Short circuits, Traceability, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    FiskOnline has established a pathway for local fishermen to gain certification for the sustainability for their fishing activities.
  • 30/11/2015
    Business support, Processing, Diversification, Fisheries by-products, Environment, Fisheries resources, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    In Chalastra, Greece, the local Thessaloniki FLAG helped two budding entrepreneurs establish a successful seafood conditioning and processing business, specialising in live blue crab.
  • 17/11/2015
    Promotion, Integrated coastal management, Society and culture, Cultural heritage
    In 2013, to limit the proliferation of “fake” products using the name of the local fish, “Kitkan Viisas” vendace, fishermen from Kuusamo, Northern Finland, teamed up to secure its listing in the EU’s Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) scheme. To further promote this unique product, a web and mobile video game, called the Legends of Kitka, was also developed.