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.

  • 15/12/2017
    United Kingdom
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    New technology, Environment
    FLAG cooperates with local fisheries management body to encourage uptake by fishermen to trial lobster pots with specially designed escape gaps, providing both environmental and commercial benefits.
  • 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.
  • 11/12/2017
    Spain
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    Diversification
    A project competition and awards ceremony were organised by the regional administration to boost communication around CLLD and increase local awareness of the FLAGs’ work in Galicia’s coastal areas.
  • 01/12/2017
    Italy
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    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    A local fisheries cooperative and research institute successfully pilot the farming of warty venus clams, or “sea truffles”, diversifying the area’s aquaculture production.
  • 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, Diversification, Gastronomy, Tourism, 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
    Lithuania
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    Governance, Complementary funding, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    FLAG taps into alternative funding stream to facilitate small-scale fishermen’s participation in fisheries fora around the Baltic.
  • 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.
  • 15/09/2017
    Denmark
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    Aquaculture, Business support, Diversification
    Med inspiration fra det velkendte kolonihavebegreb har oprettelsen af havhaver og dannelsen af en havhaveforening givet Ebeltoft Fiskerihavn nyt liv og fremmer nu den lokale kystkultur med alt godt fra havet.
  • 15/09/2017
    Spain
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support
    The Eastern Cantabria FLAG has partnered with a local microcredit institution in assessing business plans to help community members obtain loans to launch new companies in its area.