FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Good Practice

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.

  • 19/09/2018
    Spain
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    Business support, Promotion, Short circuits, Gastronomy, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Infrastructure
    A new FLAG supports the fusion of gastronomy, “eating local” and fisheries heritage by supporting an atypical restaurant in the port of Gandía.
  • 18/09/2018
    Spain
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    Aquaculture, Business support, New technology, Arts and crafts, Women
    A Galician FLAG has supported the creation of Europe’s first commercial coral farm, growing approximately 5 000 corals annually and attracting school trips of children from around the area.
  • 13/09/2018
    Spain
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    Business support, Promotion, Arts and crafts, Cultural heritage, Women
    The net making profession has always been one of the least recognised professions within the fishing sector so several Galician net makers´ associations have brought it into the spotlight by combining dissemination workshops with a new range of products based on their unique know-how.
  • 29/08/2018
    Sweden
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    Fisheries resources, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    The Lake Vãttern Co-management Group, supported by the FLAG, is helping local stakeholders to reach a consensus on the sustainable management of fish resources of the second largest lake in Sweden.
  • 24/08/2018
    Ireland
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    New technology, 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, Fisheries resources, Integrated coastal management, Cultural heritage
    A fisheries cooperative embraces the use of new technology to ensure the sustainability of its native oyster stocks. By adopting spat collectors (“coupelles”) used in France, the Tralee Oyster Fisheries Society has offered a brighter future to its oyster fishers and the local tradition they represent.
  • 27/06/2018
    Ireland
    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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    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, Circular economy, Marine litter
    Some creative thinking and investment have led to the creation of Denmark’s first recycling plant to process expanded polystyrene into plastic pellets that can be sold to manufacturers for a wide range of new products. This is a leap forward in terms of handling used fish boxes.
  • 25/06/2018
    Finland
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    New technology, 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.