FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Adding value to fisheries

  • Detecting toxic microalgae

    22/02/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    Oyster farms on the Leucate lagoon are regularly affected by toxic phytoplankton, leading to economic losses, especially during the high season around Christmas. In search of a solution, shellfish farmers teamed up with a biotech start-up to test a new, quick and easy way to detect toxic marine microalgae and anticipate its proliferation.
  • Highland & Moray FLAG --ARCHIVED as of 31 January 2020--

    12/02/2018
    - FLAG Factsheet
    --ARCHIVED as of 31 January 2020-- Previously operating as two separate FLAGs, Highland and Moray have formed a regional partnership to deliver the 2014-2020 programme. The Highland & Moray FLAG is the largest UK FLAG in operation covering 4,985km of coastline around some of the most sparsely populated and remote land in Europe.
  • Shetland Islands FLAG --ARCHIVED as of 31 January 2020--

    17/01/2018
    - FLAG Factsheet
    --ARCHIVED as of 31 January 2020-- Shetland is an island archipelago located 340 km north of Aberdeen and 362 km west of Bergen, Norway. It consists of over 100 islands and islets of which 16 are inhabited.
  • South Danube FLAG

    16/01/2018
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG is a geographically homogeneous area located in the south of Teleorman county on the left bank of the Danube River. The main fishing area is located along the 85km long coastline.
  • Calarasi Danube FLAG

    16/01/2018
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG territory is flat, located in the South-East of the country and consists of the Bărăgan plain and the Danube meadow. In the FLAG area, there are natural coastline wetlands with great biological diversity.
  • Braila FLAG

    16/01/2018
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area is located in the Braila Plainm in the South-east of the country, in the basins of the Danube, Calmăţui and Siret rivers. The natural environment, through its hydrographic network, relief, vegetation and fauna, fosters the development of the fisheries sector and tourism.
  • Crushed shells and 3D printing

    11/01/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    In Olbia, the northern area of Sardinia, the shells of mussels are no longer considered waste. With the help of the FLAG, local students and teachers are using crushed shells to create useful objects of all sorts, from moulds created by 3D printing.
  • Bisset’s Fish Van

    11/01/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    Local fish delivered fresh to the doorstep as fisherman boosts the family business through direct sales from FLAG funded van.
  • Boosting a seaweed business on the Irish offshore Islands

    11/01/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    West FLAG supports business development among some of the most marginalised and remote communities in the country, including offshore islands and native Irish speaking communities where a seaweed company has grown from one to four employees.
  • Trialling more selective lobster pots

    15/12/2017
    - Good Practice Project
    FLAG cooperates with local fisheries management body to encourage uptake by fishermen to trial lobster pots with specially designed escape gaps, providing both environmental and commercial benefits.