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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  • 15/06/2020
    Spain
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    New technology, Environment, Marine litter, Water quality, Youth
    In an effort to support marine conservation and tackle marine litter, a fisherman and his two sisters in Catalonia (Spain) developed an app and launched a campaign to promote waste collection, while practicing group sports.
  • 10/04/2020
    Italy
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    Environment, Marine litter, Infrastructure
    Four Sardinian FLAGs have linked up with the University of Cagliari to create a waste management system for efficiently dealing with marine litter caught by local fishers.
  • 13/03/2020
    Ireland
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    Diversification, Tourism, Cultural heritage, Education and training
    A local company set up by Achill community two decades ago, has created an aquarium in a disused building they own, engaging volunteers, retired fishers and fisheries-related workers. The Achill Experience Aquarium and Visitors Centre became the first cultural space in Ireland based on local fisheries heritage and remains one of the biggest attractions of the county.
  • 27/02/2020
    Poland
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    Environment, Water quality, Fisheries resources, Education and training
    Fińscy i polscy rybacy współpracują w zakresie popularyzacji nowych metod połowu korzystnych zarówno dla środowiska naturalnego, jak i sektora rybołówczego
  • 27/02/2020
    Spain
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    Marine activities, Water quality, Education and training, Youth
    Thanks to Murcia FLAG’s support and networking, a paraplegic man turns his personal project of rehabilitation into the first National Sailing School for people with disabilities in the country.
  • 31/01/2020
    Slovenia
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    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Labelling, Promotion, Short circuits
    Three Slovenian FLAGs are implementing a collaborative assessment of fisheries products to establish a quality system for fish products produced in Slovenia.
  • 31/01/2020
    Finland
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Processing, Promotion
    With their “Thanks to the Fisherman” campaign, one of Finland’s biggest fish processors, aims to raise approximately €100 000 for the FLAGs to support their local fishermen
  • 24/01/2020
    France
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Processing, Promotion, Short circuits, Youth
    A social joint venture between the Red Cross and a local fish auction helps the unemployed into work while securing a place to process undervalued local seafood.
  • 20/12/2019
    Lithuania
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    Adding value to fisheries, Promotion, Gastronomy, Tourism, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Society and culture, Cultural heritage
    A cooperation project promoting fishing heritage, strengthening local traditions and increasing the consumption of forgotten freshwater fish species.
  • 19/12/2019
    Poland
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    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Diversification, Tourism
    Rodzime gospodarstwo rybackie zdywersyfikowało swoją działalność i przekształciło się w ruchliwy ośrodek turystyki oraz rekreacji, zyskując dodatkową wartość i zwiększając dochód.