Fisheries Areas Network

Good Practice

EU FLAG projects as of February 2020With the second generation of FLAGs now up and running, there is a growing number of project examples from the past and the present which can inspire other actions aimed at developing fisheries and aquaculture areas around Europe, be it through economic, environmental or social support and investment.
The project descriptions and short stories below give an insight into some of the local projects funded by the FLAGs, while the methods provide helpful examples of effective programme management, ranging from community outreach to FLAG self-assessment.

Good practice examples from 2010-2016

(You can also use free text in the search box at the top right corner of the page.)
  • 29/06/2021
    Adding value to fisheries, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Education and training, Women, Youth
    The Lapland FLAG has financed a fisheries recruitment and training project to rejuvenate the ageing fisheries sector in the area around the Lokka and Porttipahta reservoirs. As a result, 14 young fishers of both genders started to operate.
  • 29/06/2021
    Aquaculture, Environment, Energy, Infrastructure
    The Chantier Bretagne Sud shipyard has led a project to support Brittany’s oyster farms in their transition to renewable energies by studying their needs and offering adapted technology.
  • 17/05/2021
    Business support, Diversification, Environment, Energy, Integrated coastal management
    A FLAG supported project brings together a network of 17 local businesses in order to consolidate Bornholm as one of Denmark’s two “energy islands”, focused on the production and transformation of wind energy.
  • 10/05/2021
    Aquaculture, New technology, Fisheries resources, Integrated coastal management
    The oyster farmers of south Brittany installed a high-frequency multi-sensing buoy to support the understanding of spat settlement of the flat oyster, a key resource in the area.
  • Wind turbine

    Business support, Diversification, Environment, Climate change, Energy, Education and training, Infrastructure
    In Poland, the North Kaszuby FLAG supported the setting up of an experimental wind turbine in a local engineering company, helping to establish a new local energy supply, to promote economic diversification, and to create a new educational offer.
  • 16/04/2021
    Tourism, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Education and training, Infrastructure
    След учебно посещение във Fyn FLAG в Дания, член на сдружение на риболовците се вдъхновява да адаптира един от датските проекти към нуждите на своя район. Проектът има за цел да стимулира туризма и да подобри местните познания за свързаното с рибарството наследство.
  • 07/04/2021
    Governance, Fisheries resources, Integrated coastal management, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    Small-scale coastal fishers and fish farmers have been actively involved in the design of a coastal management plan for the Emilia-Romagna coastline. This stock management plan focused on three local high value species identified by the sector at regional level.
  • 30/03/2021
    Aquaculture, Labelling, Processing, Environment
    An Irish FLAG has supported a local, family aquaculture business that farms Gigas oysters to improve processing methods, reduce energy consumption and cut waste.
  • 23/03/2021
    Marine activities, Environment, Marine litter, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Education and training
    The FISHEKO Operation, covering the whole coastline of Slovenia, is a project giving local fishers communication training and hiring them to carry out an awareness-raising campaign against single-use plastics in marine activities.
  • 02/03/2021
    Arts and crafts, Gastronomy, Tourism, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Society and culture, Cultural heritage
    Община Несебър организира първото издание на „Есенни пасажи“ през 2020 г. По време на този фестивал местната общност и туристите се насладиха на широка гама от дейности за популяризиране на продуктите на черноморските рибни производители, риболова като професия и опазването на морското наследство.