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.

  • 24/08/2018
    Ireland
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    New technology, Environment, Climate change, Energy, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    A local fisherman takes the initiative to explore how solar lighting might improve safety and make working hours more flexible at the remote pier where he lands his fish.
  • 24/08/2018
    Ireland
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    New technology, Environment, Fisheries resources, Integrated coastal management, Cultural heritage
    A fisheries cooperative embraces the use of new technology to ensure the sustainability of its native oyster stocks. By adopting spat collectors (“coupelles”) used in France, the Tralee Oyster Fisheries Society has offered a brighter future to its oyster fishers and the local tradition they represent.
  • 27/06/2018
    Ireland
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    Governance
    Irish FLAGs have supported the development of six Regional Inshore Fisheries Forums (RIFFs) and a National Inshore Fisheries Forum (NIFF) to ensure representation of the small-scale segment of the fleet in regional and national decision making.
  • 26/06/2018
    Latvia
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    Environment, Fisheries resources, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Education and training
    Un Circolo della pesca ha fruito di aiuti per contrastare la pesca illegale e garantire una migliore sorveglianza degli stock ittici locali.
  • 26/06/2018
    Denmark
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    Business support, Environment, Circular economy, Marine litter
    Some creative thinking and investment have led to the creation of Denmark’s first recycling plant to process expanded polystyrene into plastic pellets that can be sold to manufacturers for a wide range of new products. This is a leap forward in terms of handling used fish boxes.
  • 25/06/2018
    Finland
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    Adding value to fisheries, New technology, Diversification, Fisheries by-products, Circular economy, Water quality, Fisheries resources
    By finding commercial outlets for certain fish species, especially those that tend to overpopulate, this project aims to ensure better local resource management, improving the image of undervalued species and reducing eutrophication in Finnish lakes.
  • 25/06/2018
    Spain
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    Environment, Marine litter, Water quality, Complementary funding, Fisheries resources, Integrated coastal management, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    In collaboration with WWF Spain, and levering in funding from UP 1 of the EMFF, the Cádiz Estrecho FLAG is setting up an MPA to ensure the sustainable future of its natural environment and fisheries. While the fisheries of Cádiz have always been proactive in the protection of natural resources, further measures were deemed necessary to sufficiently protect the area’s marine environment.
  • 22/06/2018
    Spain
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    Labelling, Promotion, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Cultural heritage
    The Málaga FLAG has promoted an initiative to brand a specific local clam (‘Callista chione’ or ‘concha fina’), adding value to this local species and guaranteeing a high-quality standard.
  • 22/06/2018
    Spain
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    Processing, Traceability, Marine activities, Environment, Climate change, Fisheries resources, Integrated coastal management, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    This FLAG project assesses the challenges of managing the discards produced by the artisanal fishing fleet in the Pontevedra Estuary, Spain. The project clarifies the impact new EU landing obligations will have on the fleet and outlines the future implications and consequences of the measures when they come into force.
  • 18/06/2018
    Sweden
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    Aquaculture, Business support, New technology, Traceability, Environment, Circular economy, Water quality
    To reduce the impact of fish farming on the environment, a group of local actors, with initial LEADER LAG support, has developed the symbiotic production of fish and tomatoes into a highly successful business.