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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  • 26/02/2017
    United Kingdom
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    Promotion, Tourism, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Education and training
    Fishing communities of County Down in Northern Ireland have been struggling in recent times but the initiative ‘Maritime Heritage Tourism Infrastructure and Communication Project’ was able to give the region a major boost, particularly in the three port towns of Ardglass, Kilkeel and Portavogie.
  • clld020-scallop

    22/02/2017
    Spain
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    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Processing, Promotion, Environment, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Youth
    Scallop fishermen teamed up with scientists to study the possibility of cultivating Queen Scallops in the Vigo Estuary, diversifying their production method and improving the sustainability of their activity.
  • clld017-boat

    17/01/2017
    Italy
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Youth
    Fishermen often find it difficult to obtain loans. Because they do not always fit the standard profile of a borrower, they can be categorised as ‘non-bankable’. Recent discussions with the local fishermen made clear the need for the FLAG to provide them with a more accessible credit system to help fund their initiatives.
  • 02/01/2017
    Italy
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    Governance, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Women
    A year prior to the launch of her Axis 4 supported research on social relationships and communication in fisheries communities, Monica Palladino was on holiday on the Costa Viola, a part of the Calabrian coast hosting several fisheries strongholds. There, she came to the conclusion that, if she was to understand the fishermen’s professional relationships, she would herself need to become part of their network...
  • 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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    Business support, Promotion, Gastronomy, Tourism, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    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.