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.

  • 20/07/2017
    Portugal
    TRANSPOLVO is a research project which explores the conditions for transporting octopus live to consumers.
  • 20/07/2017
    United Kingdom
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    Education and training, Migrants and refugees
    In recent years, the Aberdeenshire fishing community has seen a sharp increase in migrant labour, working both at sea and in the processing sector, in particular from the Philippines, Ghana and Eastern Europe.
  • 04/07/2017
    United Kingdom
    A two-year pilot project working with fishermen to improve their overall health and well-being and connect them with local health and well-being services.
  • 04/07/2017
    Spain
    Pescado artesanal is an online platform and a communication campaign to increase the consumption of artisanal seafood. The online platform pools products of four auctions, making local seafood more accessible to buyers.
  • 04/07/2017
    Romania
    Fishermen and the local municipality worked together to improve selling conditions for fresh fish in Olt county with a local fish market for 170 fishermen.
  • 27/06/2017
    Spain
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    New technology, Climate change, Energy, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    In Malaga, small-scale artisanal fishing accounts for the overwhelming majority of the local fleet. However, high fuel prices and low quality of boat engines have been threatening the future of small-scale sustainable fishing in the area.
  • 27/06/2017
    United Kingdom
    The Orkney Fisheries Research project is supporting the bottom-up delivery of a management plan and providing the evidence base for MSC accreditation for the brown crab fishery and other species in local waters.
  • 26/06/2017
    Denmark
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    New technology, Processing, Environment
    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
    Bulgaria
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    Education and training, Migrants and refugees
    In the region of the Shabla - Kavarna - Balchik FLAG in Bulgaria, Roma and Muslims are important minority groups, making up 10% of the population. The Roma have faced a long history of national exclusion that has led to a series of national strategies for their integration.
  • 11/05/2017
    Poland
    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.