FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Good Practice Short Stories

  • 22/02/2018
    France
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    Aquaculture, Business support, New technology, Environment, Climate change, Water quality
    Oyster farms on the Leucate lagoon are regularly affected by toxic phytoplankton, leading to economic losses, especially during the high season around Christmas. In search of a solution, shellfish farmers teamed up with a biotech start-up to test a new, quick and easy way to detect toxic marine microalgae and anticipate its proliferation.
  • 11/01/2018
    Italy
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    New technology, Arts and crafts, Fisheries by-products, Environment, Circular economy
    In Olbia, the northern area of Sardinia, the shells of mussels are no longer considered waste. With the help of the FLAG, local students and teachers are using crushed shells to create useful objects of all sorts, from moulds created by 3D printing.
  • 11/01/2018
    Ireland
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    Aquaculture, Business support, Marine activities
    West FLAG supports business development among some of the most marginalised and remote communities in the country, including offshore islands and native Irish speaking communities where a seaweed company has grown from one to four employees.
  • 11/12/2017
    Latvia
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    Diversification, Pesca-tourism, Tourism
    Ģirts Purviņš is the owner of GP Trading Ltd. and an experienced freshwater and saltwater fisherman. With the support of his local FLAG he has diversified his activities and the area’s tourism offer.
  • 07/11/2017
    France
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    Aquaculture, Promotion, Society and culture, Education and training, Youth
    Having declined from 1000 oyster farms in 1970 to just 300 in 2015, the Bassin d´Arcachon FLAG area has seen the number of oyster farmers stabilize, thanks, in part, to work with 13 different schools to take pupils out on oyster boats to see what it means to be an oyster farmer.
  • 02/10/2017
    Spain
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    Business support, Short circuits, Diversification, Gastronomy, Tourism, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Women
    Playa del Aguilar is a renowned beach and highly attractive touristic point on the Asturian coast. The village triples its population over the summer months, from 5 000 to 15 000 and the sandy beach and modern seafront are visited daily by thousands of tourists, summer residents and locals. However, in the vicinity of the beach, there are few restaurants or shops where tourists can buy ready-made food.
  • 02/10/2017
    Germany
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    Aquaculture, Arts and crafts, Tourism, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Education and training
    The Tirschenreuth FLAG region may have a long history of small family-owned aquaculture ponds but aquaculture did not always have the standing it enjoys today. The thousand-year-old tradition was almost forgotten when the FLAG took action to restore its cultural significance in the area.
  • 08/09/2017
    Romania
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    Promotion, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Society and culture, Education and training, Youth
    One of the main needs identified by the Galati FLAG in their fisheries area was to strengthen the linkages between fishermen and the younger generation. Indeed, fishermen believed it important to ensure that traditional fishing know-how and their passion for the profession were passed on to the next generation.
  • 20/07/2017
    United Kingdom
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    Society and culture, Education and training, Migrants and refugees
    In recent years, the Aberdeenshire fishing community has seen a sharp increase in migrant labour, working both at sea and in the processing sector, in particular from the Philippines, Ghana and Eastern Europe.
  • 27/06/2017
    Spain
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    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.