FARNET
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

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  • 10/04/2020
    Italy
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    Environment, Marine litter, Infrastructure
    Four Sardinian FLAGs have linked up with the University of Cagliari to create a waste management system for efficiently dealing with marine litter caught by local fishers.
  • 13/03/2020
    Ireland
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    Diversification, Tourism, Cultural heritage, Education and training
    A local company set up by Achill community two decades ago, has created an aquarium in a disused building they own, engaging volunteers, retired fishers and fisheries-related workers. The Achill Experience Aquarium and Visitors Centre became the first cultural space in Ireland based on local fisheries heritage and remains one of the biggest attractions of the county.
  • 27/02/2020
    Poland
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    Environment, Water quality, Education and training
    Finnish and Polish fishermen work together on spreading new fishing techniques which benefit both the natural environment and the fisheries sector
  • 27/02/2020
    Spain
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    Marine activities, Tourism, Water quality, Education and training, Youth
    Thanks to Murcia FLAG’s support and networking, a paraplegic man turns his personal project of rehabilitation into the first National Sailing School for people with disabilities in the country.
  • 31/01/2020
    Slovenia
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    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Labelling, Promotion, Short circuits
    Три словенски МИРГ прилагат съвместно оценяване на рибни продукти с цел създаване на система за качеството на рибните продукти, произведени в Словения.
  • 31/01/2020
    Finland
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Processing, Promotion
    With their “Thanks to the Fisherman” campaign, one of Finland’s biggest fish processors, aims to raise approximately €100 000 for the FLAGs to support their local fishermen
  • 24/01/2020
    France
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Processing, Promotion, Youth
    A social joint venture between the Red Cross and a local fish auction helps the unemployed into work while securing a place to process undervalued local seafood.
  • 20/12/2019
    Lithuania
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    Adding value to fisheries, Promotion, Gastronomy, Cultural heritage
    A cooperation project promoting fishing heritage, strengthening local traditions and increasing the consumption of forgotten freshwater fish species.
  • 19/12/2019
    Poland
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    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Diversification
    A Polish fish farm has diversified and transformed into a thriving tourism and recreation centre, adding value and an additional revenue stream.
  • 18/12/2019
    Poland
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Environment, Governance, Cultural heritage, Education and training
    Чрез поредица от взаимосвързани дейности и иновативни методи за управление на качеството МИРГ изгражда капацитет на местни предприятия, сред които рибовъди, ресторанти, доставчици на услуги в сферата на образованието и отдиха, и ги насърчава да си сътрудничат.