FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Adding value to fisheries

  • UK trainee chefs with Food Nation

    Social enterprise introduces seafood training programme for young chefs

    27/02/2019
    - Good Practice Short Story
    The North of Tyne FLAG has linked up with a local food NGO to deliver a programme aimed at inspiring young trainee chefs to use more seafood. The initiative is focused on raising the awareness and profile of local and lesser-known fisheries products, while also tackling youth unemployment.
  • Bulgarian Black Sea Agreement Byala-Dolni chiflik-Avren

    23/01/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG territory includes 45km of the Black Sea coast in Varna Province, equating to approximately 13% of the Bulgarian Black Sea coastline. The leading industries in the area are tourism and agriculture. Fisheries in the region are small-scale and important in the local population – roughly 5% of the economically active population are engaged in fisheries.
  • Shabla - Kavarna - Balchik FLAG

    23/01/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG territory has two geographically distinct areas, the coastal region to the east and the Dobrudzha plateau to the west. Fishing in the coastal areas, on the Black Sea, is traditional activity and important to the livelihood of many local communities. Fisheries are predominantly small-scale, accounting for approximately 90% of the sectors total employment.
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    PL - FLAG Cooperation in Poland

    15/01/2019
    - Cooperation MS Fiche
    Cooperation activities are not mandatory in the Polish EMFF programme, but FLAGs are encouraged to undertake them. Cooperation is considered as a good way to facilitate learning by FLAGs and to contribute to achieving their strategic objectives, which strongly prioritise job creation, both within and outside the fisheries sector. In the previous period many Polish FLAGs already proved eager to learn from FLAGs in other Member States and to share their experience with them.
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    FR - FLAG Cooperation in France

    15/01/2019
    - Cooperation MS Fiche
    Cooperation is strongly encouraged by the programme authorities in France and FLAGs were required to lay out their plans for cooperation within their local development strategies in their bid to gain EMFF funding. In some cases, cooperation is viewed as a transversal tool to strengthen the impact of all areas of FLAG work and, in other cases, cooperation is programmed as an area of work in its own right with specific objectives.
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    EE - FLAG Cooperation in Estonia

    15/01/2019
    - Cooperation MS Fiche
    Cooperation in Estonia will focus on three main areas: joint marketing, knowledge transfer and promotion of fisheries and maritime activities.
  • Revamped shop brings fish processing to Estonian island

    14/01/2019
    - Good Practice Short Story
    A coastal fisherman in Western Estonia has redeveloped his fish shop, allowing fresh fish to be processed locally for the first time, while also creating jobs.
  • Becoming self-sufficient through renewables

    17/12/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    The fishing organisation of Bustio has become the first in Spain to become self-sufficient in renewable energy for its on land operations. By making an environmental commitment to reduce carbon emissions, it is saving around €10 000 a year on electricity.
  • Fish traps - an alternative to gillnet-fishing in German Baltic Sea waters?

    14/12/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    By engaging local fishermen in the development and testing of environmentally-friendly fish traps, the Baltic Sea FLAG is paving the way for sustainable fisheries along its coast in a wider context of adding value to the local catch.
  • Clam farming: a new horizon for aquaculture

    29/11/2018
    - Cooperation Idea
    The Sotavento do Algarve FLAG is looking for cases, solutions and actions taken by local companies to breed a specific clam species: the Ruditapes decussatus.