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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  • 22/10/2021
    Portugal
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    Aquaculture, Business support, New technology, Gastronomy, Environment, Fisheries resources
    The Mondego Mar FLAG financed a project to bring some unused saltpans back into use to produce an aquaculture product which is highly coveted by restaurateurs: the sea urchin, also known as ‘Portuguese caviar’.
  • 30/09/2021
    Poland
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    Adding value to fisheries, Promotion, Short circuits, Gastronomy, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Cultural heritage, Education and training
    Two FLAGs in Poland have joined efforts to implement a project promoting the fishing potential of two different regions. By focusing on their areas of greatest expertise, the FLAGs made a greater impact in their respective localities.
  • 28/09/2021
    Italy
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    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Labelling, New technology, Short circuits, Traceability, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    This cooperation project aimed to apply a technology based on the “blockchain” principle to fisheries. By using this trustworthy shared recording system, the three FLAGs implemented a traceability system which provides complete and accurate information to consumers of artisanal fishing products.
  • 28/09/2021
    Finland
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    Aquaculture, New technology, Environment, Circular economy, Water quality
    A Finnish FLAG supported a research project to create a business model based on indoor aquaponic farming. This innovative concept reduces water use by 85% and produces both fish and vegetables with near zero-waste discharge.
  • 28/09/2021
    Sweden
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    Environment, Fisheries resources, Integrated coastal management, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    To improve eel production in Lake Bolmen, the Halland FLAG has supported an initiative aimed at investigating why eel stocks are lower than expected compared to other similar sized lakes in Sweden. As eel are of high value to local fishers and tourism in the area, the project aims to identify and improve the cause of reduced eel stocks in the lake.
  • 21/09/2021
    France
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    Adding value to fisheries, Promotion, Short circuits, Traceability, Gastronomy
    The professional line fishers’ association of the Brittany region has run a communication campaign to promote line-caught fish. Two FLAGs cooperated to support this campaign that highlights the environmental sustainability and quality that are associated with this way of fishing.
  • 26/07/2021
    France
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    Aquaculture, New technology, Environment, Climate change, Energy
    Shellfish farming is an important economic activity on the Atlantic French coast. But it also generates undersized mussels as by-products which are usually thrown away. This project focuses on exploiting their potential by generating methane to produce energy.
  • 29/06/2021
    Finland
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    Adding value to fisheries, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Education and training, Women, Youth
    Lapimaa FLAG rahastab kalanduse värbamis- ja koolitusprojekti, mille eesmärgiks on uuendada vananevat kalandussektorit Lokka ja Porttipahta veekogude piirkonnas. Selle tulemusena asusid tööle 14 noort nais- ja meeskalastajat.
  • 29/06/2021
    France
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    Aquaculture, Environment, Energy, Infrastructure
    The Chantier Bretagne Sud shipyard has led a project to support Brittany’s oyster farms in their transition to renewable energies by studying their needs and offering adapted technology.
  • 17/05/2021
    Denmark
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    Business support, Diversification, Environment, Energy, Integrated coastal management
    A FLAG supported project brings together a network of 17 local businesses in order to consolidate Bornholm as one of Denmark’s two “energy islands”, focused on the production and transformation of wind energy.