FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Good Practice

  • Supporting Seafood Businesses

    03/03/2017
    - Good Practice Project
    United Kingdom
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    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.
  • A Heritage Trail throughout port towns give fishing communities a boost

    26/02/2017
    - Good Practice Short Story
    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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    Cultivating Queen Scallops

    22/02/2017
    - Good Practice Project
    Spain
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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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    Microcredit for small-scale fishermen

    17/01/2017
    - Good Practice Project
    Italy
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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.
  • The human touch for open communication

    02/01/2017
    - Good Practice Short Story
    Italy
    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... So, with an open mind and a willingness to understand, Monica’s first move was to literally move into the fishing community.
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    O Cabaz do Mar - Getting closer to the customer

    30/12/2016
    - Good Practice Short Story
    Portugal
    The “Cabaz do mar” or basket of the sea is a short chain marketing scheme set up by a partnership between TAIPA, a local development company, and an association of inhabitants and fishermen in Azenha do Mar.
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    Reviving the tradition of fish markets in Gdansk

    30/12/2016
    - Good Practice Short Story
    Poland
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    Adding value to fisheries, Short circuits, Gastronomy, Tourism
    Three FLAGs from the Pomorskie region have helped create a new platform for fishermen to promote and sell their products by reviving the ancient tradition of the fish market, which had previously existed in Gdansk from 1343 until 1945. The market is open in August, at the height of the tourist season. Fishermen and fishmongers make their way to the market area in the centre of Gdansk’s old town in traditional fishing boats, wearing traditional costumes. Once on site, they organise a host of activities, including fish-tasting and fish-selling, culinary demonstrations and contests (filleting, rolling-up etc.), the showcasing of traditional net-mending and boat-making skills, as well as an open-air exhibition.
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    Fishermen acquire new knowledge and skills

    30/12/2016
    - Good Practice Short Story
    Cyprus
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    Short circuits, Diversification, Pesca-tourism, Education and training
    During a public consultation on the development of the Larnaca Famagusta FLAG strategy (2007/2014), local fishermen expressed a desire to acquire new knowledge and skills in areas that would help them to diversify their sources of income. Specifically, members of the PanCyprian Association of Professional Fishermen highlighted their interest in training on themes such as the legal and technical requirements to engage in direct sales and pesca-tourism.
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    Innovation in goose barnacle traceability

    29/12/2016
    - Good Practice Short Story
    Portugal
    The harvesting of goose barnacles (Pollicipes pollicipes) is an important economic activity in the Berlengas archipelago, located north of Lisbon around the Peniche peninsula.
  • Best project awards in Latvia

    10/12/2016
    - Good Practice Method
    Latvia
    An annual competition for the best projects supported by the Liepaja LAG-FLAG helps to involve the community, inspire new projects and monitor results.