FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Adding value to fisheries

  • Botosani

    10/09/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG is predominantly located in rural areas where activities such as agriculture and fishing are commonplace. The region is situated between Siret and Prut, in the north-east part of Romania. The territory boarders Ukraine in the north and Moldova in the east. At the west and south it has borders with the Suceava and Iași Counties.
  • FLAG Lotru Middle Olt

    10/09/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area is situated along the river Olt. In the territory are ten urban and rural communes which all have small-scale fisheries and aquaculture industries. Other activities such as agriculture, chemical production, forestry, food and tourism dominate the local economy. Local handicrafts are recognised and sold nationwide.
  • Xesmar: a digital app for managing shellfish activities

    30/07/2019
    - Good Practice Project
    A digital platform developed by and for the shellfish sector simplifies and improves the day-to-day management, control and planning of shellfish activities.
  • Fil & Fab: From harbour collection to recycling of old fishing nets

    22/07/2019
    - Good Practice Short Story
    New start-up, Fil & Fab, is tackling the issue of marine litter by developing the first French recycling network for old fishing nets.
  • Denmark’s first open-water mussel farm

    10/07/2019
    - Good Practice Project
    Der Bio-Muschelzuchtbetrieb Kerteminde hat sich als erstes gewerbliches Unternehmen Dänemarks auf die Zucht von Muscheln im offenen Meer und deren Vermarktung spezialisiert. Die Betreiber wollen effizient und umweltfreundlich Qualitätsware erzeugen, die Meereswirtschaft in der Region stärken und Arbeitsplätze vor Ort schaffen.
  • Salina Greens – Farming organic Salicornia on abandoned salt marshes

    27/06/2019
    - Good Practice Project
    “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.
  • Adding fish to local food baskets

    27/06/2019
    - Good Practice Project
    In Abruzzo, southern Italy, Solidarity Purchasing Groups have teamed up with fishermen to start including fish in their local food baskets.
  • New quality label in Croatia promotes restaurants serving local fish

    25/06/2019
    - Good Practice Short Story
    In Dalmatia, fishermen and restaurants received support from Galeb FLAG to create the ‘Fishermen recommend’ scheme and quality label, endorsing local fish products.
  • Agersø shipyard restoration: breathing new life into a decaying building

    25/06/2019
    - Good Practice Short Story
    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.
  • Umami processing methods add value to local fish

    21/06/2019
    - Good Practice Project
    A Finnish fisherman has taken up the Japanese method of ageing fish known as “umami”, attracting Michelin star chefs.