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.

  • 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
    A digital platform developed by and for the shellfish sector simplifies and improves the day-to-day management, control and planning of shellfish activities.
  • 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
    Ekološka gojilnica klapavic v Kertemindeju predstavlja prvo dansko podjetje, ki trži klapavice, gojene v odprtih vodah. Cilj podjetja je učinkovito in okolju prijazno gojenje visokokakovostnih klapavic, kar bi okrepilo morske dejavnosti na območju in ustvarilo lokalna delovna mesta.
  • 27/06/2019
    Portugal
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    Aquaculture, Business support, Processing, Gastronomy, Environment, Climate change
    “Salina Greens” is a Portuguese business dedicated to the organic production and processing of Salicornia, a native plant species growing on salt marshes. This production system helps preserve areas of high environmental value, while supporting the local economy.
  • 27/06/2019
    Italy
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, Promotion, Short circuits, Traceability
    In Abruzzo, southern Italy, Solidarity Purchasing Groups have teamed up with fishermen to start including fish in their local food baskets.
  • 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.
  • 25/06/2019
    Denmark
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    Business support, Diversification, Tourism, Cultural heritage, Infrastructure
    Residents of a Danish island formed the Association of Agersø Great Belt-Shipyard to buy and renovate an old building used as a shipyard. This initiative aims to boost local business and increase the harbourfront’s attractiveness.