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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  • 17/12/2019
    Greece- Cyprus
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    Diversification, Marine activities, Tourism, Water quality, Integrated coastal management
    A cooperation project puts environmental, social and economic sustainability at the heart of 30 diving areas in Greece and Cyprus.
  • 24/10/2019
    Finland
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    Business support, New technology, Processing, Circular economy, Fisheries resources
    Local fishermen in Lapland, northern Finland, create a mincing facility to process unwanted by-catch into new marketable products such as fish fingers.
  • 02/10/2019
    Denmark
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    Business support, Marine activities, Education and training, Infrastructure, Youth
    On Ærø Island, a disused boat engine factory has been turned into a community hub supporting local maritime entrepreneurship. The project aims to boost the island’s economy and social cohesion.
  • 12/09/2019
    France
    For the fourth consecutive year, Boulogne-sur-Mer has hosted a Hackathon to foster entrepreneurial and innovative ideas in tackling the challenges faced by the region’s coastal areas.
  • 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.
  • 30/07/2019
    Spain
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    New technology, Fisheries resources
    A digital platform developed by and for the shellfish sector simplifies and improves the day-to-day management, control and planning of shellfish activities.
  • 22/07/2019
    France
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    Business support, New technology, Environment, Circular economy, Marine litter
    New start-up, Fil & Fab, is tackling the issue of marine litter by developing the first French recycling network for old fishing nets.
  • 10/07/2019
    Germany
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    Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Infrastructure, Youth
    This project shows how to bring together preservation of cultural heritage with present needs of fishermen.
  • 10/07/2019
    Denmark
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    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Business support, Water quality
    Kerteminde Organic Mussel Farm represents the first Danish business to commercialise open-water raised mussels. The company aims to produce high-quality mussels in an efficient and environmentally-friendly way, in turn, boosting the area’s marine activities and creating local jobs.
  • 27/06/2019
    Portugal
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    Aquaculture, Business support, Processing, Gastronomy, Environment, Climate change
    “Salina Greens” is a Portuguese business dedicated to the organic production and processing of Salicornia, a native plant species growing on salt marshes. This production system helps preserve areas of high environmental value, while supporting the local economy.