FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Good Practice

EU FLAG projects as of February 2020With 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.

Good practice examples from 2010-2016

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  • 04/09/2020
    Sweden
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    Tourism, Environment, Water quality, Integrated coastal management, Infrastructure
    To restore natural balance to ecosystems on the Swedish archipelago, the Stockholmsbygd FLAG has supported an initiative aimed at reinstating coastal wetlands in an effort to increase pike stocks. Key predators in the Baltic, pike are essential to maintaining biodiversity and healthy waters in the area.
  • 10/09/2019
    Sweden
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    Gastronomy, Marine activities, Tourism, Governance, Integrated coastal management, Infrastructure
    The operation of Hästholmen harbour involves the cooperation of several local actors. Through a series of FLAG projects, the port has been improved and developed in accordance with the local community’s needs and opportunities.
  • 29/08/2018
    Sweden
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    Environment, Governance, 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.
  • 18/06/2018
    Sweden
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    Aquaculture, Business support, New technology, Short circuits, Traceability, Gastronomy, Environment, Circular economy, Water quality, Infrastructure
    To reduce the impact of fish farming on the environment, a group of local actors, with initial LEADER LAG support, has developed the symbiotic production of fish and tomatoes into a highly successful business.
  • 14/01/2016
    Sweden
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Labelling, Promotion, Short circuits, Traceability, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    FiskOnline has established a pathway for local fishermen to gain certification for the sustainability for their fishing activities.