With 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.