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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  • 16/06/2020
    Portugal
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    Business support, New technology, Processing, Diversification
    Thanks to business advice from Oeste FLAG and national financial support, a fisheries observer who wanted to change his career path has successfully started his own company in Portugal, working with marine plants called halophytes.
  • 16/06/2020
    France
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, New technology, Promotion, Short circuits, Traceability
    Two neighbouring FLAGs cooperate to support a mobile phone app, MonPêcheur, to connect local fishers with consumers by providing them with an online platform for communicating, promoting, and selling their catches directly to the consumer.
  • 15/06/2020
    Spain
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    New technology, Environment, Marine litter, Water quality, Youth
    In an effort to support marine conservation and tackle marine litter, a fisherman and his two sisters in Catalonia (Spain) developed an app and launched a campaign to promote waste collection, while practicing group sports.
  • 10/04/2020
    Italy
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    Environment, Marine litter, Infrastructure
    Four Sardinian FLAGs have linked up with the University of Cagliari to create a waste management system for efficiently dealing with marine litter caught by local fishers.
  • 13/03/2020
    Ireland
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    Diversification, Tourism, Cultural heritage, Education and training
    A local company set up by Achill community two decades ago, has created an aquarium in a disused building they own, engaging volunteers, retired fishers and fisheries-related workers. The Achill Experience Aquarium and Visitors Centre became the first cultural space in Ireland based on local fisheries heritage and remains one of the biggest attractions of the county.
  • 27/02/2020
    Poland
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    Environment, Water quality, Education and training
    Finnish and Polish fishermen work together on spreading new fishing techniques which benefit both the natural environment and the fisheries sector
  • 27/02/2020
    Spain
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    Marine activities, Tourism, Water quality, Education and training, Youth
    Thanks to Murcia FLAG’s support and networking, a paraplegic man turns his personal project of rehabilitation into the first National Sailing School for people with disabilities in the country.
  • 31/01/2020
    Slovenia
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    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Labelling, Promotion, Short circuits
    Three Slovenian FLAGs are implementing a collaborative assessment of fisheries products to establish a quality system for fish products produced in Slovenia.
  • 31/01/2020
    Finland
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Processing, Promotion
    With their “Thanks to the Fisherman” campaign, one of Finland’s biggest fish processors, aims to raise approximately €100 000 for the FLAGs to support their local fishermen
  • 24/01/2020
    France
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Processing, Promotion, Youth
    Sociāls kopuzņēmums, ko izveidojis Sarkanais Krusts un vietējā zivju izsole, palīdz bezdarbniekiem sākt darbu, vienlaikus piedāvājot vietu, kur pārstrādāt zemu novērtētas vietējās jūras veltes.