FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Environment

  • Stockholmsbygd FLAG

    08/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The area stretches over a cluster of some 30,000 sparsely populated islands and a small portion of the mainland’s countryside. It forms part of the commuter belt of Sweden’s capital city with the resulting high property prices, frequent ferry crossings and other commuter traffic that this can bring.
  • Gotland FLAG

    08/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Gotland is a vibrant rural region with belief in the future and a strong brand recognised nationally as well as internationally for high quality and untouched nature. However, its natural and cultural resources can be used in a better way to further strengthen economic growth. Gotland is also Sweden's largest producer of crayfish.
  • Mittland Plus FLAG

    08/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area consists of woodland and a large number of lakes and rivers as well as some off-shore islands. This is a coastal region that includes eight municipalities in total. Bräcke, Ånge, Timrå and Sollefteå are inland municipalities with lakes and rivers connected to the coastal waters. Sundsvall, Kramfors, Härnösand, and Örnsköldsvik municipalities have inland lakes and rivers as well as coastal maritime environments.
  • Gästrikebygden FLAG

    08/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area includes the coast, rivers, and lakes along the Gulf of Bothnia, roughly 200km north of Stockholm. The landscape is dominated by pine woodlands and many inhabitants live in smaller towns and in rural areas.
  • Região de Aveiro FLAG

    05/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Aveiro FLAG coincides with the Aveiro lagoon (“Ria de Aveiro”), the biggest lagoon in Portugal (60km long and 25km wide) which is a 'Bird Directive Site' included in the European Natura 2000 network. Several small-scale fishing communities can be found in five municipalities along the coast and lagoon (Ovar, Murtosa, Aveiro, Ílhavo and Vagos).
  • Karpfenland Romantic Franconia FLAG

    01/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG covers the administrative region of Middle Franconia, the largest rural district in Bavaria. Ansbach is the main city in the area which is situated 25 miles southwest of Nuernberg, 90 miles north of Munich and is near the Franconian Lake District.
  • Baltic Sea coast FLAG

    31/08/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG is situated next to the capital city of Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel in the north of Germany and borders the Baltic sea to the west of this city. As a brack water sea, the Baltic offers only a relatively small number of fish species.
  • West FLAG

    31/08/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG West area comprises the coastal zones of counties Galway and Clare and has a considerable seafood industry, with over 450 registered boats, and over 350 fishermen. Targeted species include lobster, crab, crayfish, shrimp, scallops and oysters.
  • South East FLAG

    31/08/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Unusually for Ireland, the FLAG area has a relatively strong urban structure with 22 settlements falling into the aggregate urban area category of over 1,500 inhabitants (14 of which are at close proximity to the coast).
  • Paphos FLAG

    31/08/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The area has an excellent climate, is rich in natural resources and landscapes, and has a rare flora and fauna. The fisheries sector in the area is considered particularly important because it creates jobs and offers healthy products to the people.