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.

  • 26/06/2017
    Denmark
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    Aquaculture, New technology, Processing, Environment
    Dansk Økomusling Aps is a company based in the Thy-Mors area of Northern Denmark. Until now, their line mussels were harvested, packed unsorted in 1000 kg mesh bags and sent overseas for processing before returning to be sold on the Danish market. This created a lengthy supply chain that often reduced the overall quality, increased the costs and the carbon footprint of their products.
  • 23/06/2017
    Bulgaria
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    Aquaculture, Marine activities, Tourism, Society and culture, Education and training, Migrants and refugees
    In the region of the Shabla - Kavarna - Balchik FLAG in Bulgaria, Roma and Muslims are important minority groups, making up 10% of the population. The Roma have faced a long history of national exclusion that has led to a series of national strategies for their integration.
  • 11/05/2017
    Poland
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    Adding value to fisheries, Promotion, Short circuits
    FLAG animation activities on a local fish farm have encouraged fish consumption, raised environmental awareness and launched new forms of local fish sales in the community.
  • 11/05/2017
    Portugal
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    Diversification, Pesca-tourism, Tourism, Environment, Education and training
    Coming from a long-established fishing family, André felt it was time to innovate their ways of utilizing the sea. He’s managed to do just that by setting up marine discovery tours in his traditional fishing village of Ferragudo, Portugal. Today, he shares his passion and knowledge of the local environment with the region’s tourists.
  • 11/05/2017
    Spain
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    Business support, New technology, Circular economy, Society and culture, Education and training
    The Mariña Ortegal FLAG has supported a social enterprise to create professional activities for the disabled and long-term unemployed, repairing plastic crates for the local fish auctions.
  • 03/03/2017
    United Kingdom
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Promotion, Short circuits, Education and training
    A combination of one-to-one engagement with local fisheries businesses, networking them with each other and the provision of business mentoring support has helped improve the supply of local fish into the Northern Devon market and create new economic activities.
  • 26/02/2017
    United Kingdom
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    Tourism, Cultural heritage, Education and training
    Fishing communities of County Down in Northern Ireland have been struggling in recent times but the initiative ‘Maritime Heritage Tourism Infrastructure and Communication Project’ was able to give the region a major boost, particularly in the three port towns of Ardglass, Kilkeel and Portavogie.
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    22/02/2017
    Spain
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    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Processing, Promotion, Environment, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Youth
    Muslingefiskere og forskere slog sig sammen om at undersøge muligheden for at dyrke almindelig kammusling i ría de Vigo og diversificere deres produktionsmetoder og forbedre bæredygtigheden af deres virksomhed.
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    17/01/2017
    Italy
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Youth
    Fishermen often find it difficult to obtain loans. Because they do not always fit the standard profile of a borrower, they can be categorised as ‘non-bankable’. Recent discussions with the local fishermen made clear the need for the FLAG to provide them with a more accessible credit system to help fund their initiatives.
  • 02/01/2017
    Italy
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    Governance, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Women
    A year prior to the launch of her Axis 4 supported research on social relationships and communication in fisheries communities, Monica Palladino was on holiday on the Costa Viola, a part of the Calabrian coast hosting several fisheries strongholds. There, she came to the conclusion that, if she was to understand the fishermen’s professional relationships, she would herself need to become part of their network...