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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  • 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, Short circuits, 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, Tourism, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Society and culture, 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, Tourism
    Eine polnische Fischfarm wurde diversifiziert und in ein beliebtes Tourismus- und Erholungszentrum umgestaltet, das Mehrwert schafft und zusätzliche Einnahmen bringt.
  • 18/12/2019
    Poland
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Tourism, Environment, Governance, Cultural heritage, Education and training
    Durch eine Reihe miteinander verbundener Aktivitäten und innovativer Qualitätsmanagementmethoden stärkt eine FLAG die Kapazitäten lokaler Unternehmer, z. B. Fischzüchter, Gastronomen und Dienstleistungsanbieter im Bildungs- und Freizeitsektor, und ermutigt sie zur Zusammenarbeit.
  • 17/12/2019
    Greece- Cyprus
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    Diversification, Marine activities, Tourism, Water quality, Integrated coastal management
    A cooperation project puts environmental, social and economic sustainability at the heart of 30 diving areas in Greece and Cyprus.
  • 24/10/2019
    Finland
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, New technology, Processing, Circular economy, Fisheries resources
    Local fishermen in Lapland, northern Finland, create a mincing facility to process unwanted by-catch into new marketable products such as fish fingers.
  • 02/10/2019
    Denmark
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    Business support, Marine activities, Infrastructure, Youth
    Auf der dänischen Insel Ærø wurde eine stillgelegte Bootsmotorenfabrik in ein Gemeinschaftszentrum umgestaltet, in dem lokale Unternehmer der Schifffahrtsindustrie Unterstützung finden. Ziel des Projekts ist die Förderung der Wirtschaft und des sozialen Zusammenhalts auf der Insel.
  • 12/09/2019
    France
    For the fourth consecutive year, Boulogne-sur-Mer has hosted a Hackathon to foster entrepreneurial and innovative ideas in tackling the challenges faced by the region’s coastal areas.
  • 10/09/2019
    Sweden
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    Gastronomy, Marine activities, Tourism, Governance, Integrated coastal management, Infrastructure
    The operation of Hästholmen harbour involves the cooperation of several local actors. Through a series of FLAG projects, the port has been improved and developed in accordance with the local community’s needs and opportunities.