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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  • 16/12/2020
    Denmark
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    Business support, New technology, Diversification, Marine activities, Tourism
    Despite experiencing environmental strain, the Limfjord has an abundance of sea trout. This species is very attractive to anglers. A FLAG-LAG cooperation project addresses local economic and environmental goals by creating a new tourist location based on recreational fishing.
  • 09/12/2020
    Spain
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    Business support, Diversification, Pesca-tourism, Tourism, Cultural heritage, Education and training, Women
    Tres GALP de la provincia de Pontevedra trabajan juntos en el proyecto de cooperación «Mar das Illas» para apoyar iniciativas de negocio de turismo marinero y pesca-turismo emprendidas por pescadores de la zona y sus familiares.
  • 03/11/2020
    Lithuania
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    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Business support, Processing, Short circuits, Traceability, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Infrastructure
    The development of small-scale fisheries and aquaculture businesses in the Western Lithuania FLAG area is a vital part of the economic development of regions such as Klaipeda and Priekulė. This project, implemented by a small local company, aims to improve the processing of local fisheries and aquaculture products through a series of FLAG-funded strategic investments.
  • 03/11/2020
    Italy
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    Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Education and training, Youth
    The Chioggia and Po Delta FLAG has successfully convinced a high school to launch an official training programme in commercial fishing and fish production. The FLAG used their animation activities, together with fisheries stakeholders and the wider local community, to attract their first groups of students who will become the entrepreneurs of the future.
  • 13/10/2020
    Baltic region
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    Environment, Fisheries resources, Integrated coastal management, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    A large-scale cooperation project between Baltic FLAGs has increased knowledge on the impact the growing seal and cormorant populations are having on small-scale coastal fisheries in the region. Through this cooperation project, FLAGs have developed solutions for achieving the balanced management of marine resources.
  • 17/09/2020
    Germany
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    Tourism, Society and culture, Infrastructure
    Con el apoyo del GALP del sur de Leipzig, se está procediendo a una dinámica rehabilitación de una antigua zona dedicada a la minería del carbón, con el fin de convertirla en una «base» para la práctica de la pesca recreativa y profesional que contribuirá a mejorar la producción pesquera y a desarrollar el turismo local en la región del lago Störmthal.
  • 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.
  • 10/07/2020
    Italy
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    Pesca-tourism, Governance, Complementary funding, Cultural heritage, Education and training
    Un GALP italiano y sus socios han accedido a los fondos de la convocatoria «Economía Azul Sostenible» de la EASME para ayudar a las comunidades pesqueras de Túnez a desarrollar su capacidad de implementar el desarrollo local participativo (DLP).
  • 09/07/2020
    France
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    Aquaculture, Promotion, Gastronomy, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Education and training
    To support the economic revival of the local fishing sector following the COVID-19 crisis, the local fishing communities of the Hauts-de-France region have launched a weekly column in newspapers to promote their seafood products.
  • 06/07/2020
    Portugal
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    New technology, Environment, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Education and training
    El GALP Oeste colaboró con la ONG portuguesa SPEA en el marco del proyecto MedAves Pesca, con el fin de facilitar una mejor comunicación e interacción con el sector pesquero. El objetivo de dicho proyecto conjunto fue adaptar las prácticas pesqueras para evitar la muerte de aves marinas durante las faenas de pesca en la zona de las Ilhas Berlengas.