FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Good Practice

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FLAG Projects per country - December 2018
FLAG Projects per country - December 2018 (click to expand in a new tab)
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.

  • 08/09/2017
    Romania
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    Promotion, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Society and culture, Education and training, Youth
    One of the main needs identified by the Galati FLAG in their fisheries area was to strengthen the linkages between fishermen and the younger generation. Indeed, fishermen believed it important to ensure that traditional fishing know-how and their passion for the profession were passed on to the next generation.
  • 01/09/2017
    Finland
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    Marine activities, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Education and training, Youth
    “Take care of the Ocean and the Ocean will take care of you”. This project has adapted the concept of Green Care to provide a therapeutic experience through work in an outdoors, marine environment. Getting immersed in the world of fish will, it is hoped, turn some difficult lives around.
  • 25/08/2017
    Latvia
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    Governance
    National Networks (NNs) play an important role in linking the FLAGs, fisheries stakeholders, national and regional administrations involved in fisheries local development. The Latvian NN facilitates exchange and learning not only between FLAGs but also within the whole fisheries sector.
  • 20/07/2017
    Portugal
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    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Business support, Short circuits, Marine activities, Water quality, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    TRANSPOLVO is a research project which explores the conditions for transporting octopus live to consumers.
  • 20/07/2017
    United Kingdom
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    Society and culture, 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
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    Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Society and culture, Education and training, Infrastructure
    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
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Short circuits, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Cultural heritage
    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
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Promotion, Short circuits, Fisheries resources, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    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, Environment, 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
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    Processing, Environment, Fisheries resources, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    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.