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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  • 13/03/2020
    Diversification, Tourism, Cultural heritage, Education and training
    Achillin asukkaiden 20 vuotta sitten perustama yritys on luonut omistamaansa käyttämättömään rakennukseen akvaarion vapaaehtoisten, eläkkeellä olevien kalastajien ja kalastusalan työntekijöiden avustuksella. Achill Experience Aquarium siihen liittyvine matkailukeskuksineen on Irlannin ensimmäinen paikalliseen kalastusperintöön perustuva kulttuurikohde, joka on myös maan suosituimpia nähtävyyksiä.
  • 27/02/2020
    Environment, Water quality, Fisheries resources, Education and training
    Suomalaiset ja puolalaiset kalastajat levittävät yhteistyössä tietoa uusista pyyntimenetelmistä, joista hyötyvät sekä luonto että kalastusala
  • 27/02/2020
    Marine activities, Water quality, Education and training, Youth
    Thanks to Murcia FLAG’s support and networking, a paraplegic man turns his personal project of rehabilitation into the first National Sailing School for people with disabilities in the country.
  • 31/01/2020
    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Labelling, Promotion, Short circuits
    Three Slovenian FLAGs are implementing a collaborative assessment of fisheries products to establish a quality system for fish products produced in Slovenia.
  • 31/01/2020
    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Processing, Promotion
    With their “Thanks to the Fisherman” campaign, one of Finland’s biggest fish processors, aims to raise approximately €100 000 for the FLAGs to support their local fishermen
  • 24/01/2020
    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Processing, Promotion, Short circuits, Youth
    A social joint venture between the Red Cross and a local fish auction helps the unemployed into work while securing a place to process undervalued local seafood.
  • 20/12/2019
    Adding value to fisheries, Promotion, Gastronomy, Tourism, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Society and culture, Cultural heritage
    Kalastusperintöä tunnetuksi tekevä, paikallisia perinteitä vahvistava ja unohdettujen makean veden lajien kulutusta lisäävä hanke.
  • 19/12/2019
    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Diversification, Tourism
    A Polish fish farm has diversified and transformed into a thriving tourism and recreation centre, adding value and an additional revenue stream.
  • 18/12/2019
    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Tourism, Environment, Governance, Cultural heritage, Education and training
    Through a series of inter-connected activities and innovative methods of quality management, a FLAG builds the capacity of local businesses, including fish farmers, restaurants, educational and recreational service providers, and encourages them to cooperate.
  • 17/12/2019
    Greece- Cyprus
    Diversification, Marine activities, Tourism, Water quality, Integrated coastal management
    A cooperation project puts environmental, social and economic sustainability at the heart of 30 diving areas in Greece and Cyprus.