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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  • UK trainee chefs with Food Nation

    27/02/2019
    United Kingdom
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    Short circuits, Gastronomy, Society and culture, Education and training, Youth
    The North of Tyne FLAG has linked up with a local food NGO to deliver a programme aimed at inspiring young trainee chefs to use more seafood. The initiative is focused on raising the awareness and profile of local and lesser-known fisheries products, while also tackling youth unemployment.
  • Bay of Anllons pool heated by water from solar panels

    11/02/2019
    Spain
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    Environment, Circular economy, Energy, Youth
    A fin de promover la actividad de marisqueo local y sus productos, un GALP ha rehabilitado una zona con vistas a la bahía en la que trabajan las mariscadoras dedicadas a la recogida de berberechos, y ha instalado asimismo una piscina exterior de poca profundidad para los niños, que se calienta con el agua tibia sobrante de un polideportivo cercano.
  • 14/01/2019
    Estonia
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    Adding value to fisheries, Processing, Gastronomy, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Cultural heritage
    A coastal fisherman in Western Estonia has redeveloped his fish shop, allowing fresh fish to be processed locally for the first time, while also creating jobs.
  • 17/12/2018
    Spain
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    New technology, Environment, Circular economy, Climate change, Energy, Infrastructure
    The fishing organisation of Bustio has become the first in Spain to become self-sufficient in renewable energy for its on land operations. By making an environmental commitment to reduce carbon emissions, it is saving around €10 000 a year on electricity.
  • 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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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Promotion, Arts and crafts, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, 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.