Fisheries Areas Network

Good Practice

  • 27/06/2017
    In Malaga, small-scale artisanal fishing is the main occupation of the local fishermen. But high fuel prices and low quality of boat engines have been threatening the continuity of the small scale sustainable fishing in the region.
  • 26/06/2017
    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
    In Bulgaria, Roma and Muslims are important minority groups but face a long history of national exclusion and a relatively high unemployment rate. The Shabla - Kavarna - Balchik FLAG contributed to improving this situation by involving the two minority groups in an educational initiative to train divers and water rescuers.
  • 11/05/2017
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Processing, Youth
    Scallop fishermen teamed up with scientists to study the possibility of cultivating Queen Scallops in the Vigo Estuary, diversifying their production method and improving the sustainability of their activity.
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, 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.