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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  • 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.
  • 03/11/2020
    Lithuania
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    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Business support, Processing, Short circuits, Traceability, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Infrastructure
    Mazapjoma zivsaimniecības un akvakultūras nozaru uzņēmumu attīstība Rietumlietuvas FLAG zonā ir būtiska ekonomiskās attīstības daļa tādos reģionos kā Klaipēda un Priekule. Šī projekta mērķis, ko īsteno mazs vietējais uzņēmums, ir uzlabot vietējo zivsaimniecības un akvakultūras produktu apstrādi, izmantojot dažādus FLAG finansētus stratēģiskos ieguldījumus.
  • 03/11/2020
    Italy
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    Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Education and training, Youth
    The Chioggia and Po Delta FLAG has successfully convinced a high school to launch an official training programme in commercial fishing and fish production. The FLAG used their animation activities, together with fisheries stakeholders and the wider local community, to attract their first groups of students who will become the entrepreneurs of the future.
  • 13/10/2020
    Baltic region
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    Environment, Fisheries resources, Integrated coastal management, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    A large-scale cooperation project between Baltic FLAGs has increased knowledge on the impact the growing seal and cormorant populations are having on small-scale coastal fisheries in the region. Through this cooperation project, FLAGs have developed solutions for achieving the balanced management of marine resources.
  • 17/09/2020
    Germany
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    Tourism, Society and culture, Infrastructure
    Supported by the South Leipzig FLAG, the dynamic redevelopment of former coal mining area into recreational and professional ‘fishing base’ will improve fisheries production and further develop local tourism in the Störmthal lake region.
  • 04/09/2020
    Sweden
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    Tourism, Environment, Water quality, Integrated coastal management, Infrastructure
    To restore natural balance to ecosystems on the Swedish archipelago, the Stockholmsbygd FLAG has supported an initiative aimed at reinstating coastal wetlands in an effort to increase pike stocks. Key predators in the Baltic, pike are essential to maintaining biodiversity and healthy waters in the area.
  • 10/07/2020
    Italy
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    Pesca-tourism, Governance, Complementary funding, Cultural heritage, Education and training
    An Italian FLAG and its partners access funds from EASME Sustainable Blue Economy call to support fishing communities in Tunisia develop their capacity to implement community-led local development (CLLD).
  • 09/07/2020
    France
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    Aquaculture, Promotion, Gastronomy, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Education and training
    To support the economic revival of the local fishing sector following the COVID-19 crisis, the local fishing communities of the Hauts-de-France region have launched a weekly column in newspapers to promote their seafood products.