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.

  • Cabaz do mar 1

    30/12/2016
    Portugal
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    Adding value to fisheries, Promotion, Short circuits, Fisheries by-products, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    The “Cabaz do mar” or basket of the sea is a short chain marketing scheme set up by a partnership between TAIPA, a local development company, and an association of inhabitants and fishermen in Azenha do Mar.
  • Gdansk fish market 1

    30/12/2016
    Poland
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    Adding value to fisheries, Short circuits, Gastronomy, Tourism, Cultural heritage
    Three FLAGs from the Pomorskie region have helped create a new platform for fishermen to promote and sell their products by reviving the ancient tradition of the fish market, which had previously existed in Gdansk from 1343 until 1945. The market is open in August, at the height of the tourist season.
  • clldstory-cyprusfishertraining

    30/12/2016
    Cyprus
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    Business support, Short circuits, Diversification, Pesca-tourism, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Education and training
    During a public consultation on the development of the Larnaca Famagusta FLAG strategy (2007/2014), local fishermen expressed a desire to acquire new knowledge and skills in areas that would help them to diversify their sources of income.
  • GPS012-goosebarnacle

    29/12/2016
    Portugal
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    Adding value to fisheries, Labelling, New technology, Traceability, Fisheries resources, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    The harvesting of goose barnacles (Pollicipes pollicipes) is an important economic activity in the Berlengas archipelago, located north of Lisbon around the Peniche peninsula.
  • 10/12/2016
    Latvia
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    Adding value to fisheries, Promotion
    An annual competition for the best projects supported by the Liepaja LAG-FLAG helps to involve the community, inspire new projects and monitor results.
  • 14/10/2016
    Spain
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    Promotion, Gastronomy, Tourism
    With local unemployment standing at over 34% and an isolated and struggling fishing sector, Cádiz Estrecho FLAG has invested in promoting its fishing heritage – and in particular its traditional “almadraba” tuna fishing activity, which dates back to Phoenicians times – as a unique selling point to attract quality tourism beyond the peak season.
  • 05/10/2016
    Germany
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    Promotion, Society and culture, Migrants and refugees
    FISCHtival, the open air festival of concerts and food organized by the Tirschenreuth FLAG in the summer of 2015, had not expected to provide such a transformation to the local community. The initial idea behind the event was to promote the activities of the pond fishing association, which is responsible for the administration of the FLAG.
  • 16/09/2016
    Spain
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    Adding value to fisheries, Labelling, Promotion, Traceability, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    Grazie al sostegno dell’Asse 4, un’attività spagnola di pesca al polpo comune è la prima al mondo ad aver ottenuto la certificazione Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), riconoscimento che apre nuovi sbocchi commerciali alla flotta locale.
  • 16/09/2016
    Cyprus
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    Diversification, Gastronomy, Tourism, Education and training
    Il progetto “Fishtaverns” punta a migliorare gli standard qualitativi dei prodotti e delle capacità ricettive dei ristoranti di pesce locali, in particolare incrementando l’utilizzo di prodotti freschi e avvalendosi di strumenti di comunicazione particolarmente efficaci.
  • PROMIS map DK

    24/08/2016
    Denmark
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    New technology, Governance
    To assist the LAGs and FLAGs in project selection and streamline decision-making, the Danish managing authority (MA) developed an IT system, which covers the entire process, from project application, to prioritisation, approval, reporting, monitoring and evaluation.