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A local company set up by Achill community two decades ago, has created an aquarium in a disused building they own, engaging volunteers, retired fishers and fisheries-related workers. The Achill Experience Aquarium and Visitors Centre became the first cultural space in Ireland based on local fisheries heritage and remains one of the biggest attractions of the county.
Pillio FLAG is looking for partners from Cyprus, Italy, Malta, Spain, Portugal and France to create a transnational organisation (AKTES). The purpose of the organisation is the development and implementation a transnational quality agreement (pact) joining tourism stakeholders under a common strategy. The strategy aims to guarantee a minimum quality for products and services; improving the tourist offer of those areas; mitigating seasonality; and encouraging better incomes and working conditions for local communities in coastal areas.
A partnership of seven Greek FLAGs is looking for a transnational partner experienced in comprehensive management of protected areas including touristic activities to make them more attractive. This expertise would be collected in order to develop a management guide that will be used for the improvement of the area’s attractiveness and its guidelines and directions will be applied in the project’s publicity material (guides with alternative forms of tourism, signs, etc).
Situated on the Black Sea, the FLAG area is characterised by a series of reliefs and cliffs. Inland the region includes a network of lakes and the territory is crossed by a significant number of rivers, including the Casimcea with a length of 50km and a river basin of 740km2. In the FLAG area also includes the long Poarta Alba - Midia Năvodari channel which connects the Midia Maritime Luminita Por
A cooperation project promoting fishing heritage, strengthening local traditions and increasing the consumption of forgotten freshwater fish species.
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Twenty Greek FLAGs met on January to launch a cooperation project on pesca-tourism. With this initiative, they aim to promote the activity among the fisheries community as a diversification tool and a new source of revenue.
Cooperation in Portugal is considered a useful tool to allow the FLAGs to bring together the knowledge and capacity of actors with different levels of experience, including those from rural and urban areas. As such, support for cooperation will focus on fostering exchange between different organisations, with the aim of resolving common problems and putting into practice ideas that produce benefits that go beyond a single FLAG area.