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
    Through the MedAves Pesca project, the Oeste FLAG joined together with the Portuguese NGO SPEA to enable better communication and interaction with the fisheries sector. This joint project focused on adapting fisheries practices to avoid the death of seabirds while fishing in the Ilhas Berlengas area.
  • 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
    Online-försäljning har mött förnyat intresse sedan covid-19-pandemin och inspirerat projekt som Cabaz do Peixe till ny energi. Denna virtuella plattform för försäljning av fisk till allmänheten från den lokala småskaliga fiskeflottan garanterar leveranser av färska och högkvalitativa produkter, liksom konsumentsäkerhet.
  • 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
    Two neighbouring FLAGs cooperate to support a mobile phone app, MonPêcheur, to connect local fishers with consumers by providing them with an online platform for communicating, promoting, and selling their catches directly to the consumer.
  • 15/06/2020
    För att försöka stödja bevarandet av marina resurser och ta itu med nedskräpning till havs, utvecklade en fiskare och hans två systrar i Katalonien i Spanien en app och startade en kampanj för att främja insamling av avfall, samtidigt som man grupptränar.