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.

  • 14/12/2018
    Germany
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    New technology, Environment, Fisheries resources, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Cultural heritage
    By engaging local fishermen in the development and testing of environmentally-friendly fish traps, the Baltic Sea FLAG is paving the way for sustainable fisheries along its coast in a wider context of adding value to the local catch.
  • 12/12/2018
    Estonia
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    Diversification, Marine activities, Tourism, Integrated coastal management, Infrastructure
    Puise has become a thriving coastal fishing port in Läänemaa after a regeneration project supported by the local FLAG.
  • 12/11/2018
    Germany
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    Environment, Circular economy, Marine litter, Water quality
    En la costa del mar del Norte de Baja Sajonia, pescadores artesanales se han unido a una ONG medioambiental con el fin de recoger residuos marinos y estudiar cómo reciclar o eliminar sus componentes plásticos.
  • 19/09/2018
    Spain
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Promotion, Short circuits, Gastronomy, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Infrastructure
    Un nuevo GALP ha apoyado la creación de un atípico restaurante en el puerto de Gandía con el fin de promover la fusión entre la gastronomía, el consumo de alimentos locales y el patrimonio pesquero.
  • 18/09/2018
    Spain
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    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Business support, New technology, Arts and crafts, Women
    Un GALP gallego ha apoyado la creación de la primera explotación comercial europea dedicada a la cría del coral, en la que se cultivan aproximadamente 5 000 corales al año y que atrae, además, la visita de muchos colegios de la zona.
  • 13/09/2018
    Spain
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    Business support, Promotion, Arts and crafts, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Women
    The net making profession has always been one of the least recognised professions within the fishing sector so several Galician net makers´ associations have brought it into the spotlight by combining dissemination workshops with a new range of products based on their unique know-how.
  • 29/08/2018
    Sweden
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    Environment, 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.
  • 24/08/2018
    Ireland
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    New technology, Environment, Climate change, Energy, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    A local fisherman takes the initiative to explore how solar lighting might improve safety and make working hours more flexible at the remote pier where he lands his fish.
  • 24/08/2018
    Ireland
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    New technology, Environment, Fisheries resources, Integrated coastal management, Cultural heritage
    A fisheries cooperative embraces the use of new technology to ensure the sustainability of its native oyster stocks. By adopting spat collectors (“coupelles”) used in France, the Tralee Oyster Fisheries Society has offered a brighter future to its oyster fishers and the local tradition they represent.
  • 27/06/2018
    Ireland
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    Governance
    Irish FLAGs have supported the development of six Regional Inshore Fisheries Forums (RIFFs) and a National Inshore Fisheries Forum (NIFF) to ensure representation of the small-scale segment of the fleet in regional and national decision making.