Fisheries Areas Network


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    PL - FLAG Cooperation in Poland

    - 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.
  • Seaweed collection to fertilise local fields

    - Good Practice Short Story
    In the Vigo-A Guarda FLAG area, shellfish gatherers are working with local wine producers and a forestry association to turn seaweed - once a nuisance to their activity - into a valuable and sustainable resource: quality compost.
  • Mobilising and training volunteers to prevent poaching

    - Good Practice Short Story
    High Western Rhodopes is a popular fishing destination, which creates economic and social benefits for the local communities, but also environmental concerns, such as poaching. To prevent poaching, the FLAG financed training for volunteers to protect the local environment.
  • Decarbonising economic activities in Culatra Island

    - Good Practice Short Story
    The Sotavento do Algarve FLAG supported investment to enable Culatra Island, Portugal’s most important location for aquaculture production, to transition to solar energy.
  • From marine litter to tools for the fisheries sector

    - Good Practice Project
    Η ομάδα FLAG Costa Sostible έχει υποστηρίξει την ανακαίνιση ενός εγκαταλελειμμένου σχολείου της περιοχής προκειμένου να χρησιμοποιηθεί ως νέο κέντρο μετασχηματισμού θαλάσσιων απορριμάτων από τρεις συλλόγους ατόμων με αναπηρία.
  • Preserving wild sea urchins through sustainable farming

    - Good Practice Short Story
    The Mondego Mar FLAG financed a project to bring some unused saltpans back into use to produce an aquaculture product which is highly coveted by restaurateurs: the sea urchin, also known as ‘Portuguese caviar’.
  • Blockchain improves traceability for small-scale fishers

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    This cooperation project aimed to apply a technology based on the “blockchain” principle to fisheries. By using this trustworthy shared recording system, the three FLAGs implemented a traceability system which provides complete and accurate information to consumers of artisanal fishing products.
  • Indoor aquaponics farm development

    - Good Practice Short Story
    A Finnish FLAG supported a research project to create a business model based on indoor aquaponic farming. This innovative concept reduces water use by 85% and produces both fish and vegetables with near zero-waste discharge.
  • Improving eel stocks in Lake Bolmen

    - Good Practice Short Story
    To improve eel production in Lake Bolmen, the Halland FLAG has supported an initiative aimed at investigating why eel stocks are lower than expected compared to other similar sized lakes in Sweden. As eel are of high value to local fishers and tourism in the area, the project aims to identify and improve the cause of reduced eel stocks in the lake.
  • Turning shellfish by-products into energy

    - Good Practice Project
    Η καλλιέργεια οστρακοειδών αποτελεί μια σημαντική οικονομική δραστηριότητα στις γαλλικές ακτές του Ατλαντικού. Ωστόσο, παράγονται επίσης μύδια μικρού μεγέθους ως υποπροϊόντα που συνήθως πετιούνται. Αυτό το έργο επικεντρώνεται στην αξιοποίηση των δυνατοτήτων τους με την παραγωγή μεθανίου για την παραγωγή ενέργειας.