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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  • 07/04/2021
    Italy
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    Governance, Fisheries resources, Integrated coastal management, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    Small-scale coastal fishers and fish farmers have been actively involved in the design of a coastal management plan for the Emilia-Romagna coastline. This stock management plan focused on three local high value species identified by the sector at regional level.
  • 30/03/2021
    Ireland
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    Aquaculture, Labelling, Processing, Environment
    An Irish FLAG has supported a local, family aquaculture business that farms Gigas oysters to improve processing methods, reduce energy consumption and cut waste.
  • 23/03/2021
    Slovenia
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    Marine activities, Environment, Marine litter, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Education and training
    The FISHEKO Operation, covering the whole coastline of Slovenia, is a project giving local fishers communication training and hiring them to carry out an awareness-raising campaign against single-use plastics in marine activities.
  • 02/03/2021
    Bulgaria
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    Arts and crafts, Gastronomy, Tourism, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Society and culture, Cultural heritage
    Gmina Nessebar zorganizowała pierwszą edycję „Jesiennych Pasaży” w 2020 roku. Podczas tego festiwalu społeczność lokalna i turyści korzystali z szerokiego wachlarza wydarzeń promujących produkty rybne z Morza Czarnego. Na festiwalu promowany był także zawód rybaka oraz ochrona dziedzictwa morskiego.
  • 12/02/2021
    Spain
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    Environment, Governance, Fisheries resources, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    With support from the FLAG, local fishers are helping enforce protection measures and halt poaching in the region’s oldest fisheries marine reserve, Cabo de Palos. Its improved protection has favoured an increase of endemic species.
  • 01/02/2021
    Spain
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    Governance, Education and training, Women
    Projekt oparty na współpracy między dwiema katalońskimi grupami FLAG pomógł w założeniu stowarzyszenia, mającego poprawiać widoczność kobiet w rybołówstwie i akwakulturze oraz zwiększać ich zdolności do rozwijania projektów biznesowych przyczyniających się do różnorodności tego sektora.
  • 27/01/2021
    Spain
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    Environment, Fisheries resources, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    Through cooperation between the island government and the FLAG, the fishing sector in la Gomera has been involved in the study, location and design of a protocol for the removal of traps used for illegal fishing.
  • 18/01/2021
    Finland
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    New technology, Traceability, Environment, Fisheries resources
    The East Finland FLAG has supported the creation of a mobile app for Finnish inland fishers to register their catches. Developed by a University of Applied Sciences and introduced in May 2020, the tool will enhance catch-data collection and traceability along the fisheries value chain.
  • 16/12/2020
    Denmark
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    Business support, New technology, Diversification, Marine activities, Tourism
    Despite experiencing environmental strain, the Limfjord has an abundance of sea trout. This species is very attractive to anglers. A FLAG-LAG cooperation project addresses local economic and environmental goals by creating a new tourist location based on recreational fishing.
  • 09/12/2020
    Spain
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    Business support, Diversification, Pesca-tourism, Tourism, Cultural heritage, Education and training, Women
    The ‘Mar das Illas’ cooperation project sees three FLAGs in the Pontevedra province working together to support local fishers and families in their entrepreneurial efforts focused on marine and pesca-tourism.