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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  • 10/07/2020
    Italy
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    Pesca-tourism, Governance, Complementary funding, Cultural heritage, Education and training
    Un GALPA italien et ses partenaires ont recours à des fonds de l’appel « Économie bleue durable » de l’EASME pour aider les communautés de pêche tunisiennes à développer leur capacité à mettre en œuvre le développement local mené par les acteurs locaux (DLAL).
  • 09/07/2020
    France
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    Aquaculture, Business support, Promotion, Short circuits, Gastronomy, Marine activities, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Education and training
    To support the economic revival of the local fishing sector following the COVID-19 crisis, the local fishing communities of the Hauts-de-France region have launched a weekly column in newspapers to promote their seafood products.
  • 06/07/2020
    Portugal
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    New technology, Environment, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Education and training
    No âmbito do projeto MedAves Pesca, o Gal-Pesca Oeste associou-se à ONG portuguesa SPEA para facilitar uma melhor comunicação e interação com o setor das pescas. Este projeto conjunto visou essencialmente a adaptação das práticas de pesca para evitar a morte de aves marinhas no contexto da atividade piscatória na zona das ilhas Berlengas.
  • 03/07/2020
    France
    As fishing and aquaculture continue to suffer a considerable loss of turnover, a small group of fishers and a fish farmer volunteered to deliver fresh fish to local restaurateurs who, in turn, prepare free-of-charge dishes for hospital staff and people in need.
  • 19/06/2020
    Portugal
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, New technology, Promotion, Short circuits, Traceability
    As vendas online têm suscitado um interesse renovado desde a eclosão da pandemia de COVID-19, dando um novo impulso a projetos como o Cabaz do Peixe. Esta plataforma virtual para a venda ao público de peixe capturado pela frota de pesca artesanal local assegura o fornecimento de produtos frescos e de elevada qualidade, bem como a segurança dos consumidores.
  • 17/06/2020
    Italy
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    Adding value to fisheries, New technology, Promotion, Short circuits, Gastronomy, Cultural heritage
    The Gargano LAG integrated the promotion of cultural and gastronomy heritage into their local development plan. This includes the development and promotion of the seafood sector. To do so, it supported the development of the Pesca Mia app, which connects the seafood sector, restaurants and private consumers.
  • 17/06/2020
    Spain
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    Business support, Governance, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Infrastructure
    COVID-19 paralysed many sectors of the economy in the Basque Country. Although the fisheries sector, like other food-producing sectors, was given priority during the pandemic, the lack of security and low-priced seafood could have forced many vessels and fishing organisations to stop working.
  • 16/06/2020
    Portugal
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    Business support, New technology, Processing, Diversification
    Thanks to business advice from Oeste FLAG and national financial support, a fisheries observer who wanted to change his career path has successfully started his own company in Portugal, working with marine plants called halophytes.
  • 16/06/2020
    France
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, New technology, Promotion, Short circuits, Traceability
    Dois GALP de zonas vizinhas cooperam com vista à promoção de uma aplicação para telemóvel, MonPêcheur, que visa ligar os pescadores locais aos consumidores através da disponibilização de uma plataforma em linha que lhes permite comunicar, promover e vender as suas capturas diretamente ao consumidor.
  • 15/06/2020
    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.