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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  • 31/01/2020
    Slovenia
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    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Labelling, Promotion, Short circuits
    Three Slovenian FLAGs are implementing a collaborative assessment of fisheries products to establish a quality system for fish products produced in Slovenia.
  • 31/01/2020
    Finland
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Processing, Promotion
    With their “Thanks to the Fisherman” campaign, one of Finland’s biggest fish processors, aims to raise approximately €100 000 for the FLAGs to support their local fishermen
  • 24/01/2020
    France
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Processing, Promotion, Short circuits, Youth
    A social joint venture between the Red Cross and a local fish auction helps the unemployed into work while securing a place to process undervalued local seafood.
  • 20/12/2019
    Lithuania
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    Adding value to fisheries, Promotion, Gastronomy, Tourism, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Society and culture, Cultural heritage
    A cooperation project promoting fishing heritage, strengthening local traditions and increasing the consumption of forgotten freshwater fish species.
  • 19/12/2019
    Poland
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    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Diversification, Tourism
    A Polish fish farm has diversified and transformed into a thriving tourism and recreation centre, adding value and an additional revenue stream.
  • 18/12/2019
    Poland
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Tourism, Environment, Governance, Cultural heritage, Education and training
    Through a series of inter-connected activities and innovative methods of quality management, a FLAG builds the capacity of local businesses, including fish farmers, restaurants, educational and recreational service providers, and encourages them to cooperate.
  • 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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    Adding value to fisheries, 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, 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.