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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  • 07/04/2021
    Italy
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    Governance, Fisheries resources, Integrated coastal management, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    I pescatori costieri artigianali e i piccoli piscicoltori locali sono stati attivamente coinvolti nella progettazione di un piano di gestione degli stock della fascia costiera emiliano-romagnola. Il piano riguarda tre specie di particolare valore a livello locale, individuate dal settore all’interno della regione.
  • 30/03/2021
    Ireland
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    Aquaculture, Labelling, Processing, Environment
    An Irish FLAG has supported a local, family aquaculture business that farms Gigas oysters to improve processing methods, reduce energy consumption and cut waste.
  • 23/03/2021
    Slovenia
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    Marine activities, Environment, Marine litter, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Education and training
    The FISHEKO Operation, covering the whole coastline of Slovenia, is a project giving local fishers communication training and hiring them to carry out an awareness-raising campaign against single-use plastics in marine activities.
  • 02/03/2021
    Bulgaria
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    Arts and crafts, Gastronomy, Tourism, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Society and culture, Cultural heritage
    The municipality of Nessebar organised the first edition of “Autumn Passages” in 2020. During this festival, the local community and tourists enjoyed of a wide range of activities to promote Black Sea fisheries products, fishing as a profession and preserving maritime heritage.
  • 12/02/2021
    Spain
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    Environment, Governance, Fisheries resources, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    With support from the FLAG, local fishers are helping enforce protection measures and halt poaching in the region’s oldest fisheries marine reserve, Cabo de Palos. Its improved protection has favoured an increase of endemic species.
  • 01/02/2021
    Spain
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    Governance, Education and training, Women
    Un progetto di cooperazione tra due FLAG catalani ha sostenuto la creazione di un'associazione volta ad accrescere la visibilità delle operatrici della pesca e dell'acquacoltura e a migliorare la loro capacità di sviluppare progetti imprenditoriali per una maggiore diversificazione delle attività del settore.
  • 27/01/2021
    Spain
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    Environment, Fisheries resources, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    Through cooperation between the island government and the FLAG, the fishing sector in la Gomera has been involved in the study, location and design of a protocol for the removal of traps used for illegal fishing.
  • 18/01/2021
    Finland
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    New technology, Traceability, Environment, Fisheries resources
    The East Finland FLAG has supported the creation of a mobile app for Finnish inland fishers to register their catches. Developed by a University of Applied Sciences and introduced in May 2020, the tool will enhance catch-data collection and traceability along the fisheries value chain.
  • 16/12/2020
    Denmark
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    Business support, New technology, Diversification, Marine activities, Tourism
    Despite experiencing environmental strain, the Limfjord has an abundance of sea trout. This species is very attractive to anglers. A FLAG-LAG cooperation project addresses local economic and environmental goals by creating a new tourist location based on recreational fishing.
  • 09/12/2020
    Spain
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    Business support, Diversification, Pesca-tourism, Tourism, Cultural heritage, Education and training, Women
    The ‘Mar das Illas’ cooperation project sees three FLAGs in the Pontevedra province working together to support local fishers and families in their entrepreneurial efforts focused on marine and pesca-tourism.