FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Good Practice

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FLAG Projects per country - December 2018
FLAG Projects per country - December 2018 (click to expand in a new tab)
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.

  • 14/06/2016
    Portugal
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    Adding value to fisheries, Processing, Promotion
    Šis projekts, ko izstrādājusi ražotāju organizācija „Vianapesca”, ir vērsts uz vērtības pievienošanu vietējo zivsaimniecību produktiem, izmantojot pārstrādi un mārketinga kampaņu.
  • 27/04/2016
    United Kingdom
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    Governance
    The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly FLAG commissioned an analysis of the Social Return on Investment in order to measure the impact of its animation activities. It found that each euro invested by the FLAG brought a social return of €5.45 in benefits to the local community.
  • 18/04/2016
    United Kingdom
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    Promotion, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Youth
    To help preserve and promote the local fishing communities of North Devon, UK, Boat stories set sail with the North Devon FLAG in 2014 to make 10 short films telling the personal stories of those living and working with boats in the area. The stories, told by the skippers or crew, open the door to a world mostly hidden to even those who live on the coast, enticing the audience to come and have a closer look.
  • 21/03/2016
    France
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    Aquaculture, Environment, Marine litter, Water quality, Fisheries resources, Integrated coastal management
    Marine sponges are filter feeder organisms known to accumulate metallic trace elements and digest fecal bacteria from the marine environment. That’s why academic researchers from the LBCM (Université de Bretagne Sud) teamed up with shellfish farmers to explore the filtration capacities of marine sponges to improve sea-water quality in shellfish farming areas.
  • 14/02/2016
    France
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    Adding value to fisheries, New technology, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    TELECAPECHE is an e-technology system that provides real-time data to local fisheries and aquaculture committees, helping them to monitor fish stocks and adopt suitable management measures. Launched with Axis 4 support, the system’s creators are now looking at some big developments using CLLD under the EMFF.
  • 14/02/2016
    Italy
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    Tourism, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Youth
    As part of a broader cooperation project to promote the image of fishing and the coastal culture of the Mediterranean, a new online radio station gives a voice to ideas, news, culture and activities related to fisheries and the sea.
  • 14/01/2016
    Spain
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    Tourism, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Education and training
    In Asturias, Spain, the Nuestra Señora de la Atalaya cofradía (fishermen’s organisation) has increased the tourism and cultural value of the local fisheries sector by equipping the local auction house for guided tours and educational activities.
  • 14/01/2016
    Sweden
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Labelling, Short circuits, Traceability, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    FiskOnline has established a pathway for local fishermen to gain certification for the sustainability for their fishing activities.
  • 30/11/2015
    Greece
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    Business support, Processing, Diversification, Fisheries by-products, Gastronomy, Fisheries resources, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    In Chalastra, Greece, the local Thessaloniki FLAG helped two budding entrepreneurs establish a successful seafood conditioning and processing business, specialising in live blue crab.
  • 30/11/2015
    Poland
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    Governance
    Polish FLAGs can choose from two flexible support options to prepare their local development strategies. Both options have benefited from a simplification and streamlining of the process of activating preparatory support.