FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Environment

  • Saint-Brieuc FLAG

    24/05/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area is typical of Northern Brittany, combining a succession of rocky coastline, bays, river estuaries and marshes, as well as coastal towns strongly connected to a dynamic maritime environment. A great variety of ecosystems and scenery compose this area which is greatly influenced by the strong tides and harshness of the sea.
  • Côte d’Emeraude – Rance – Baie du Mont Saint-Michel FLAG

    24/05/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Côte d’Emeraude – Rance – Baie du Mont Saint-Michel area surrounds the Rance river estuary. It is characterised by very contrasted landscapes: rocky shores, small rias stretching inland, marshes and polders. The territory relies on tourism, agriculture and maritime activities.
  • Santa Pola FLAG

    23/05/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Santa Pola FLAG is located in the South East of the Iberian Peninsula and covers the municipalities of Santa Pola and Guardamar. The main economic activities in both localities are fishing, aquaculture and tourism; salt production in salt lakes is also quite relevant.
  • Schlei-Baltic Sea FLAG

    19/05/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area is located in the North East of Schleswig Holstein on the Baltic Sea and is crossed by the River Schlei and its estuary. Both on the coast and on the river, there is strong fisheries tradition here.
  • Venetian - VeGAL FLAG

    16/05/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The territory of VEGAC covers the entire coast between the mouth of the river Tagliamento (North) and the northern pier of the Port of Chioggia (South). Economically, the area developed since the seventies into a major seaside resort system characterized by tourist flows thanks to the large sandy shoreline north of the Venice lagoon and to the proximity to the historic city of Venice.
  • EcoExplorer, marine mammal observation in the Algarve

    11/05/2017
    - Good Practice Project
    Coming from a long-established fishing family, André felt it was time to innovate their ways of utilizing the sea. He’s managed to do just that by setting up marine discovery tours in his traditional fishing village of Ferragudo, Portugal. Today, he shares his passion and knowledge of the local environment with the region’s tourists.
  • A social enterprise to service the fish auctions

    11/05/2017
    - Good Practice Project
    The Mariña Ortegal FLAG has supported a social enterprise to create professional activities for the disabled and long-term unemployed, repairing plastic crates for the local fish auctions.
  • Oscos-Eo FLAG

    18/04/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The local fishing sector is made up of small-scale inshore operations and shellfish gathering. The only oyster farms in Asturias are also located in this territory. Other relevant economic activities carried out in the FLAG´s territory are agriculture and rural tourism.
  • Northern Artabro Gulf FLAG

    18/04/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Golfo Ártabro Norte FLAG is situated in the northeast of Galicia. It includes ten municipalities located north of the (“Golfo”) Ártabro Bay, more specifically those around the rias of Betanzos, Ares and Ferrol. The territory has 10 landing points with basic facilities used daily by around 250 small-scale traditional fishing boats. In addition, shell fish gatherers are working in the tidal area of the beaches.
  • North West FLAG

    18/04/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG North-West area is found along the coasts of counties Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim and comprises the 69 local electoral areas extending 10km from the coastline. Fishing and tourism are prominent within the coastal towns. There are 219 licenced registered fishing vessels in the area and 60% of these are day boats under eight metres in length.