FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Environment

  • Adeliacor FLAG

    09/04/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG territory includes 52 coastal villages across five islands in the Western group of the Azores archipelago. The Azores is located on the Atlantic Ridge. Its relief is very rugged. The lines of relief run in an east-west direction, matching the fracture lines to which the islands owe their formation.
  • Western Azores FLAG

    09/04/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area covers the two most western islands of the Azores archipelago, Santa Maria and São Miguel. The area’s fisheries sector is characterised by traditional small-scale fisheries (mainly small siege, pole and long-line vessels). Common catches include small (mackerel and sardines) and large pelagic (tuna and swordfish) species, deep-water demersal, crustaceans and molluscs.
  • Development of smart villages in coastal areas

    20/03/2019
    - Cooperation Idea
    Laukiem Jūrai FLAG (Partnership for Rural and the sea) are looking for national/international partners from FLAG villages that are involved in implementing the concept of a ‘Smart Village’. They would like to learn from good practice examples and can offer the possibility to see first-hand the implementation of specific smart solution initiatives in Latvian villages.
  • glass jar on beach with plastic waste collected by ReSeaclons

    Reseaclons: an innovative and participative scheme for recycling marine litter

    11/03/2019
    - Good Practice Short Story
    The Vidourle Camargue FLAG has collaborated with local stakeholders on a pilot scheme for collecting and recycling marine litter. The mix of plastic waste collected by the local fishermen are recycled all together thanks to an innovative industrial process.
  • Cuan Beo project in Connaught, Ireland

    Cuan Beo, a living bay in West Ireland

    08/03/2019
    - Good Practice Project
    Cuan Beo was set up by community members living and working near Galway bay, who were cognisant of a general decline in the quality of the famous shellfish producing waters in the Bay.
  • Bay of Anllons pool heated by water from solar panels

    Circular thinking to promote local shell-fishing

    11/02/2019
    - Good Practice Project
    To promote the local shellfish activity and its products, a FLAG redevelops an area overlooking the bay where its cockle pickers work and installs a shallow outdoor pool for kids, heated with excess hot water from the nearby leisure centre.
  • 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.
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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.
  • FI - FLAG Cooperation in Finland

    15/01/2019
    - Cooperation MS Fiche
    FLAG cooperation in Finland’s EMFF programme is considered to be a way of bringing new ideas and innovations to the country in order to address some specific challenges. In particular, cooperation is sought to increase the profitability of small-scale coastal fisheries and make the sector attractive as a career for young people, as well as combatting the issues posed by seals and cormorants in fishing communities. However, cooperation is not limited and other ideas and networking can be developed among the FLAGs.
  • 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.