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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  • 29/08/2018
    Sweden
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    Environment, Fisheries resources, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    The Lake Vãttern Co-management Group, supported by the FLAG, is helping local stakeholders to reach a consensus on the sustainable management of fish resources of the second largest lake in Sweden.
  • 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
    Zivsaimniecību kooperatīvs apgūst jaunas tehnoloģijas, lai nodrošinātu vietējo austeru krājumu ilgtspēju. Pieņemot austeru mazuļu vākšanas ierīces (“coupelles”), ko izmanto Francijā, Tralī Austeru zivsaimniecību biedrība piedāvā gaišāku nākotni saviem austeru zvejniekiem un to pārstāvētajai vietējai tradīcijai.
  • 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
    Brīvprātīga profesionālu zvejnieku un atpūtas makšķernieku asociācija gūst atbalstu cīņā ar nelikumīgu zveju un labākai vietējo zivju krājumu uzraudzībai.
  • 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.