FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Good Practice

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FLAG Projects per country - December 2018
FLAG Projects per country - December 2018 (click to expand in a new tab)
With 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.

  • 24/08/2018
    Ireland
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    New technology, Environment, Climate change, Energy, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    A local fisherman takes the initiative to explore how solar lighting might improve safety and make working hours more flexible at the remote pier where he lands his fish.
  • 24/08/2018
    Ireland
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    New technology, Environment, Fisheries resources, Integrated coastal management, Cultural heritage
    Et fiskerikooperativ anvender ny teknologi til at sikre bæredygtigheden i sine lokale bestande af europæisk østers. Tralee Oyster Fisheries Society er begyndt at bruge franske yngelsamlere ("coupelles"), og det betyder lysere fremtidsudsigter for østersfiskerne og den lokale tradition, de repræsenterer.represent.
  • 27/06/2018
    Ireland
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    Governance
    Irish FLAGs have supported the development of six Regional Inshore Fisheries Forums (RIFFs) and a National Inshore Fisheries Forum (NIFF) to ensure representation of the small-scale segment of the fleet in regional and national decision making.
  • 26/06/2018
    Latvia
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    Environment, Fisheries resources, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Education and training
    A volunteer association of professional and recreational fishermen obtains support to combat illegal fishing and better monitor local fish stocks.
  • 26/06/2018
    Denmark
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    Business support, Environment, Circular economy, Marine litter
    Nogle kreative tanker og en række investeringer har ført til etableringen af Danmarks første anlæg til genanvendelse af ekspanderet polystyren til plastpiller, der kan sælges til producenter af en bred vifte af nye produkter. Det er et stort fremskridt for håndteringen af brugte fiskekasser.
  • 25/06/2018
    Finland
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    Adding value to fisheries, New technology, Diversification, Fisheries by-products, Circular economy, Water quality, Fisheries resources
    By finding commercial outlets for certain fish species, especially those that tend to overpopulate, this project aims to ensure better local resource management, improving the image of undervalued species and reducing eutrophication in Finnish lakes.
  • 25/06/2018
    Spain
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    Environment, Marine litter, Water quality, Complementary funding, Fisheries resources, Integrated coastal management, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    In collaboration with WWF Spain, and levering in funding from UP 1 of the EMFF, the Cádiz Estrecho FLAG is setting up an MPA to ensure the sustainable future of its natural environment and fisheries. While the fisheries of Cádiz have always been proactive in the protection of natural resources, further measures were deemed necessary to sufficiently protect the area’s marine environment.
  • 22/06/2018
    Spain
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    Labelling, Promotion, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Cultural heritage
    The Málaga FLAG has promoted an initiative to brand a specific local clam (‘Callista chione’ or ‘concha fina’), adding value to this local species and guaranteeing a high-quality standard.
  • 22/06/2018
    Spain
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    Processing, Traceability, Marine activities, Environment, Climate change, Fisheries resources, Integrated coastal management, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    This FLAG project assesses the challenges of managing the discards produced by the artisanal fishing fleet in the Pontevedra Estuary, Spain. The project clarifies the impact new EU landing obligations will have on the fleet and outlines the future implications and consequences of the measures when they come into force.
  • 18/06/2018
    Sweden
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    Aquaculture, Business support, New technology, Traceability, Environment, Circular economy, Water quality
    To reduce the impact of fish farming on the environment, a group of local actors, with initial LEADER LAG support, has developed the symbiotic production of fish and tomatoes into a highly successful business.