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. Good practice examples from 2010-2016
Business support, Diversification, Gastronomy, Tourism, Women
Playa del Aguilar is a renowned beach and highly attractive touristic point on the Asturian coast. The village triples its population over the summer months, from 5 000 to 15 000 and the sandy beach and modern seafront are visited daily by thousands of tourists, summer residents and locals. However, in the vicinity of the beach, there are few restaurants or shops where tourists can buy ready-made food.
Aquaculture, Arts and crafts, Tourism, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Education and training
The Tirschenreuth FLAG region may have a long history of small family-owned aquaculture ponds but aquaculture did not always have the standing it enjoys today. The thousand-year-old tradition was almost forgotten when the FLAG took action to restore its cultural significance in the area.
Inspired by the well-known, land-based garden allotments concept, setting up gardens at sea and creating the Sea Garden Association has helped inject new life into Ebeltoft harbour and promote local coastal food and marine culture.
LGR Wschodniej Kantabrii (Hiszpania) współpracuje z lokalną instytucją mikrokredytową w ocenie planów biznesowych, aby pomóc członkom społeczności uzyskiwać pożyczki na uruchomienie nowych firm na swoim obszarze.
Promotion, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Society and culture, Education and training, Youth
One of the main needs identified by the Galati FLAG in their fisheries area was to strengthen the linkages between fishermen and the younger generation. Indeed, fishermen believed it important to ensure that traditional fishing know-how and their passion for the profession were passed on to the next generation.
Marine activities, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Education and training, Youth
“Zatroszcz się o morze, a morze zatroszczy się o ciebie”
Ten projekt jest adaptacją koncepcji "Zielonej opieki" (Green Care) z wykorzystaniem terapeutycznego oddziaływania pracy w morskim środowisku, na świeżym powietrzu. Zanurzenie się w świecie ryb może pomóc przezwyciężyć trudne problemy życiowe.
National Networks (NNs) play an important role in linking the FLAGs, fisheries stakeholders, national and regional administrations involved in fisheries local development. The Latvian NN facilitates exchange and learning not only between FLAGs but also within the whole fisheries sector.
Society and culture, Education and training, Migrants and refugees
In recent years, the Aberdeenshire fishing community has seen a sharp increase in migrant labour, working both at sea and in the processing sector, in particular from the Philippines, Ghana and Eastern Europe.