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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  • 11/11/2015
    Promotion, Governance, Education and training
    FLAG communication activities can be an important catalyst for innovation and change, and are a transversal element in the local development strategy. Through effective communication, the Adriatico Salentino FLAG in Puglia, Italy, has helped to empower local fishermen to become drivers of change in their communities.
  • 14/09/2015
    Processing, Diversification, Fisheries by-products, Circular economy, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Women
    Through cooperation with local fishermen and designers, and inspired by traditional techniques from other fishing communities in Europe, a young French entrepreneur has developed an innovative fish skin tanning process and now sells her “marine leather” to fashion designers all around the country.
  • 14/09/2015
    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Diversification, Fisheries by-products, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Women
    Neljanda telje rahaline toetus aitas Eestis asuva Hiiumaa saare kaluril mitmekesistada oma tegevust väljaspool kalastamishooaega kalastamisvarustuse ja mitmeotstarbeliste võrkude valmistamisega. Lisaks sellele, et kaluri jaoks loodi osalise tööajaga töökoht, loodi veel neli täistööajaga töökohta kohalikele naistele.