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.

  • 11/04/2018
    Spain
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    Governance, Fisheries resources
    The Regional Government of Galicia offers an inspirational example of how to plan CLLD implementation in advance to ensure FLAGs remain operational from one programming period to another. This has helped to safeguard the local dynamic and credibility built up by the FLAGs and ensure funds are quickly available for new projects in the new period.
  • 11/04/2018
    France
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    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Business support, Youth
    FLAG supports the setting up of an organisation to encourage and facilitate job sharing between local oyster farming activities and the fishing sector.
  • 22/02/2018
    France
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    Aquaculture, Business support, New technology, Environment, Climate change, Water quality
    Oyster farms on the Leucate lagoon are regularly affected by toxic phytoplankton, leading to economic losses, especially during the high season around Christmas. In search of a solution, shellfish farmers teamed up with a biotech start-up to test a new, quick and easy way to detect toxic marine microalgae and anticipate its proliferation.
  • 11/01/2018
    Italy
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    New technology, Arts and crafts, Fisheries by-products, Environment, Circular economy
    In Olbia, the northern area of Sardinia, the shells of mussels are no longer considered waste. With the help of the FLAG, local students and teachers are using crushed shells to create useful objects of all sorts, from moulds created by 3D printing.
  • 11/01/2018
    United Kingdom
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    Adding value to fisheries
    Local fish delivered fresh to the doorstep as fisherman boosts the family business through direct sales from FLAG funded van.
  • 11/01/2018
    Ireland
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Marine activities, Cultural heritage
    West FLAG supports business development among some of the most marginalised and remote communities in the country, including offshore islands and native Irish speaking communities where a seaweed company has grown from one to four employees.
  • 19/12/2017
    Estonia
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    Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Education and training, Youth
    Dos GALP y dos GAL de Finlandia y Estonia firmaron un acuerdo de cooperación para promover los intercambios juveniles en torno al patrimonio cultural de la pesca, con el objetivo de revitalizar los vínculos tradicionales entre los pueblos costeros de Estonia y las zonas costeras de Finlandia.
  • 15/12/2017
    United Kingdom
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    New technology, Environment
    El GALP coopera con el organismo gestor de la pesca local para animar a los pescadores a probar nasas langosteras con aberturas de escape especialmente diseñadas, que proporcionan beneficios tanto comerciales como para el medio ambiente.
  • 11/12/2017
    Latvia
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    Diversification, Pesca-tourism, Tourism
    Ģirts Purviņš is the owner of GP Trading Ltd. and an experienced freshwater and saltwater fisherman. With the support of his local FLAG he has diversified his activities and the area’s tourism offer.
  • 11/12/2017
    Spain
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    Diversification
    El gobierno regional de Galicia organizó un concurso de proyectos y la correspondiente ceremonia de entrega de premios con el objetivo de dar una mayor visibilidad al DLP y sensibilizar a la población local sobre el importante trabajo que los GALP llevan a cabo en las zonas costeras gallegas.