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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  • 19/09/2018
    Spain
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Promotion, Short circuits, Gastronomy, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Infrastructure
    A new FLAG supports the fusion of gastronomy, “eating local” and fisheries heritage by supporting an atypical restaurant in the port of Gandía.
  • 18/09/2018
    Spain
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    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Business support, New technology, Arts and crafts, Women
    A Galician FLAG has supported the creation of Europe’s first commercial coral farm, growing approximately 5 000 corals annually and attracting school trips of children from around the area.
  • 13/09/2018
    Spain
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Promotion, Arts and crafts, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Women
    The net making profession has always been one of the least recognised professions within the fishing sector so several Galician net makers´ associations have brought it into the spotlight by combining dissemination workshops with a new range of products based on their unique know-how.
  • 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.