FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Good Practice

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FLAG Projects per country - August 2018
FLAG Projects per country - August 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.

  • 14/12/2018
    Germany
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    New technology, Short circuits, Fisheries resources, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Cultural heritage
    By engaging local fishermen in the development and testing of environmentally-friendly fish traps, the Baltic Sea FLAG is paving the way for sustainable fisheries along its coast in a wider context of adding value to the local catch.
  • 12/12/2018
    Estonia
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    Marine activities, Tourism, Integrated coastal management, Infrastructure
    Puise has become a thriving coastal fishing port in Läänemaa after a regeneration project supported by the local FLAG.
  • 12/11/2018
    Germany
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    Circular economy, Marine litter, Water quality
    On Lower Saxony’s North Sea coast, small-scale fishermen team up with an environmental NGO to collect marine waste and look at ways of disposing and recycling plastic components.
  • 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.