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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  • 30/09/2021
    Poland
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    Adding value to fisheries, Promotion, Short circuits, Gastronomy, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Cultural heritage, Education and training
    Two FLAGs in Poland have joined efforts to implement a project promoting the fishing potential of two different regions. By focusing on their areas of greatest expertise, the FLAGs made a greater impact in their respective localities.
  • 28/09/2021
    Italy
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    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Labelling, New technology, Short circuits, Traceability, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    This cooperation project aimed to apply a technology based on the “blockchain” principle to fisheries. By using this trustworthy shared recording system, the three FLAGs implemented a traceability system which provides complete and accurate information to consumers of artisanal fishing products.
  • 28/09/2021
    Finland
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    Aquaculture, New technology, Environment, Circular economy, Water quality
    A Finnish FLAG supported a research project to create a business model based on indoor aquaponic farming. This innovative concept reduces water use by 85% and produces both fish and vegetables with near zero-waste discharge.
  • 28/09/2021
    Sweden
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    Environment, Fisheries resources, Integrated coastal management, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    To improve eel production in Lake Bolmen, the Halland FLAG has supported an initiative aimed at investigating why eel stocks are lower than expected compared to other similar sized lakes in Sweden. As eel are of high value to local fishers and tourism in the area, the project aims to identify and improve the cause of reduced eel stocks in the lake.
  • 21/09/2021
    France
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    Adding value to fisheries, Promotion, Short circuits, Traceability, Gastronomy
    A associação de pescadores profissionais de pesca à linha da região da Bretanha realizou uma campanha de comunicação para promover o peixe de pesca à linha. Cooperaram dois GAL para apoiar esta campanha que destaca a sustentabilidade ambiental e a qualidade que estão associadas a esta forma de pesca.
  • 26/07/2021
    France
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    Aquaculture, New technology, Environment, Climate change, Energy
    A conquicultura constitui uma importante atividade económica na costa francesa do Atlântico. No entanto, também gera moluscos de tamanho inferior ao regulamentar, na forma de subprodutos, que são geralmente descartados. O projeto em causa centra-se na exploração do seu potencial, através da produção de metano para gerar energia.
  • 29/06/2021
    Finland
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    Adding value to fisheries, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Education and training, Women, Youth
    The Lapland FLAG has financed a fisheries recruitment and training project to rejuvenate the ageing fisheries sector in the area around the Lokka and Porttipahta reservoirs. As a result, 14 young fishers of both genders started to operate.
  • 29/06/2021
    France
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    Aquaculture, Environment, Energy, Infrastructure
    O estaleiro Chantier Bretagne Sud liderou um projeto de apoio às explorações de ostras da Bretanha na sua transição para as energias renováveis, estudando as suas necessidades e assegurando tecnologia adaptada.
  • 17/05/2021
    Denmark
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    Business support, Diversification, Environment, Energy, Integrated coastal management
    Um projeto apoiado pelo GAL Pesca reúne uma rede de 17 empresas locais, a fim de consolidar Bornholm como uma das duas «ilhas energéticas» da Dinamarca, centrada na produção e na transformação de energia eólica.
  • 10/05/2021
    France
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    Aquaculture, New technology, Fisheries resources, Integrated coastal management
    Os ostreicultores do sul da Bretanha instalaram uma boia multissensor de alta frequência para ajudar a compreender o assentamento de larvas de ostra-plana, um recurso essencial na área.