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.

  • 11/05/2017
    Spain
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    Circular economy, Society and culture
    El GALP A Mariña-Ortegal ha ayudado a una empresa social a crear una actividad profesional para personas discapacitadas y desempleados de larga duración: la reparación de las cajas de plástico utilizadas en las lonjas locales.
  • 03/03/2017
    United Kingdom
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Promotion, Short circuits, Education and training
    Una combinación de varios factores, como un compromiso individualizado con las empresas pesqueras locales, la creación de redes de colaboración entre ellas y la prestación de asesoramiento empresarial, ha contribuido a mejorar la oferta de pescado local en el mercado de Devon del norte y a crear nuevas actividades económicas.
  • 26/02/2017
    United Kingdom
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    Tourism, Cultural heritage, Education and training
    Fishing communities of County Down in Northern Ireland have been struggling in recent times but the initiative ‘Maritime Heritage Tourism Infrastructure and Communication Project’ was able to give the region a major boost, particularly in the three port towns of Ardglass, Kilkeel and Portavogie.
  • clld020-scallop

    22/02/2017
    Spain
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    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Processing, Environment, Youth
    Scallop fishermen teamed up with scientists to study the possibility of cultivating Queen Scallops in the Vigo Estuary, diversifying their production method and improving the sustainability of their activity.
  • clld017-boat

    17/01/2017
    Italy
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Youth
    Fishermen often find it difficult to obtain loans. Because they do not always fit the standard profile of a borrower, they can be categorised as ‘non-bankable’. Recent discussions with the local fishermen made clear the need for the FLAG to provide them with a more accessible credit system to help fund their initiatives.
  • 02/01/2017
    Italy
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    Governance, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Women
    A year prior to the launch of her Axis 4 supported research on social relationships and communication in fisheries communities, Monica Palladino was on holiday on the Costa Viola, a part of the Calabrian coast hosting several fisheries strongholds. There, she came to the conclusion that, if she was to understand the fishermen’s professional relationships, she would herself need to become part of their network...
  • Cabaz do mar 1

    30/12/2016
    Portugal
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    Adding value to fisheries, Promotion, Short circuits
    The “Cabaz do mar” or basket of the sea is a short chain marketing scheme set up by a partnership between TAIPA, a local development company, and an association of inhabitants and fishermen in Azenha do Mar.
  • Gdansk fish market 1

    30/12/2016
    Poland
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    Adding value to fisheries, Short circuits, Gastronomy, Tourism
    Three FLAGs from the Pomorskie region have helped create a new platform for fishermen to promote and sell their products by reviving the ancient tradition of the fish market, which had previously existed in Gdansk from 1343 until 1945. The market is open in August, at the height of the tourist season.
  • clldstory-cyprusfishertraining

    30/12/2016
    Cyprus
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    Short circuits, Diversification, Pesca-tourism, Education and training
    During a public consultation on the development of the Larnaca Famagusta FLAG strategy (2007/2014), local fishermen expressed a desire to acquire new knowledge and skills in areas that would help them to diversify their sources of income.
  • GPS012-goosebarnacle

    29/12/2016
    Portugal
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    Adding value to fisheries, Traceability
    The harvesting of goose barnacles (Pollicipes pollicipes) is an important economic activity in the Berlengas archipelago, located north of Lisbon around the Peniche peninsula.