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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.

  • Bay of Anllons pool heated by water from solar panels

    11/02/2019
    Spain
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    Environment, Circular economy, Energy, Youth
    To promote the local shellfish activity and its products, a FLAG redevelops an area overlooking the bay where its cockle pickers work and installs a shallow outdoor pool for kids, heated with excess hot water from the nearby leisure centre.
  • 14/01/2019
    Estonia
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    Adding value to fisheries, Processing, Gastronomy, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Cultural heritage
    A coastal fisherman in Western Estonia has redeveloped his fish shop, allowing fresh fish to be processed locally for the first time, while also creating jobs.
  • 17/12/2018
    Spain
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    New technology, Environment, Circular economy, Climate change, Energy, Infrastructure
    The fishing organisation of Bustio has become the first in Spain to become self-sufficient in renewable energy for its on land operations. By making an environmental commitment to reduce carbon emissions, it is saving around €10 000 a year on electricity.
  • 14/12/2018
    Germany
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    New technology, Environment, Fisheries resources, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Cultural heritage
    By engaging local fishermen in the development and testing of environmentally-friendly fish traps, the Baltic Sea FLAG is paving the way for sustainable fisheries along its coast in a wider context of adding value to the local catch.
  • 12/12/2018
    Estonia
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    Diversification, Marine activities, Tourism, Integrated coastal management, Infrastructure
    Puise has become a thriving coastal fishing port in Läänemaa after a regeneration project supported by the local FLAG.
  • 12/11/2018
    Germany
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    Environment, Circular economy, Marine litter, Water quality
    W Dolnej Saksonii, u wybrzeży Morza Północnego, drobni rybacy połączyli siły z pozarządową organizacją ekologiczną, by zbierać odpady zanieczyszczające morze i szukać metod utylizacji oraz recyklingu tworzyw sztucznych.
  • 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
    Galisyjska LGR wsparła utworzenie pierwszej w Europie komercyjnej farmy koralowców, która hoduje około 5000 korali rocznie i otwiera swoje drzwi dla wycieczek szkolnych z całego regionu.
  • 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.