FARNET
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.

  • 02/10/2019
    Denmark
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    Business support, Marine activities, Education and training, Infrastructure, Youth
    On Ærø Island, a disused boat engine factory has been turned into a community hub supporting local maritime entrepreneurship. The project aims to boost the island’s economy and social cohesion.
  • 12/09/2019
    France
    For the fourth consecutive year, Boulogne-sur-Mer has hosted a Hackathon to foster entrepreneurial and innovative ideas in tackling the challenges faced by the region’s coastal areas.
  • 10/09/2019
    Sweden
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    Gastronomy, Marine activities, Tourism, Governance, Integrated coastal management, Infrastructure
    The operation of Hästholmen harbour involves the cooperation of several local actors. Through a series of FLAG projects, the port has been improved and developed in accordance with the local community’s needs and opportunities.
  • 30/07/2019
    Spain
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    New technology, Fisheries resources
    Uma plataforma digital desenvolvida por e para o setor da conquicultura simplifica e melhora a gestão diária, o controlo e o planeamento das atividades de exploração de moluscos.
  • 22/07/2019
    France
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    Business support, New technology, Environment, Circular economy, Marine litter
    New start-up, Fil & Fab, is tackling the issue of marine litter by developing the first French recycling network for old fishing nets.
  • 10/07/2019
    Germany
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    Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Infrastructure, Youth
    This project shows how to bring together preservation of cultural heritage with present needs of fishermen.
  • 10/07/2019
    Denmark
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    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Business support, Water quality
    Kerteminde Organic Mussel Farm represents the first Danish business to commercialise open-water raised mussels. The company aims to produce high-quality mussels in an efficient and environmentally-friendly way, in turn, boosting the area’s marine activities and creating local jobs.
  • 27/06/2019
    Portugal
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    Aquaculture, Business support, Processing, Gastronomy, Environment, Climate change
    «Salina Greens» é uma empresa portuguesa dedicada à produção e transformação biológica de salicórnia, uma planta nativa que cresce em pântanos de água salgada. Este sistema de produção contribui para a preservação de zonas com elevado valor ambiental promovendo simultaneamente a economia local.
  • 27/06/2019
    Italy
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Promotion, Short circuits, Traceability
    Em Abruzo, no sul de Itália, associações de consumo solidário estabeleceram parcerias com os pescadores para começar a incluir o peixe nos cabazes alimentares locais.
  • 25/06/2019
    Croatia
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    Adding value to fisheries, Promotion, Short circuits, Traceability, Gastronomy
    In Dalmatia, fishermen and restaurants received support from Galeb FLAG to create the ‘Fishermen recommend’ scheme and quality label, endorsing local fish products.