FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Environment

  • Turning shellfish by-products into energy

    26/07/2021
    - Good Practice Project
    Shellfish farming is an important economic activity on the Atlantic French coast. But it also generates undersized mussels as by-products which are usually thrown away. This project focuses on exploiting their potential by generating methane to produce energy.
  • Making oyster farming energy self-sufficient

    29/06/2021
    - Good Practice Project
    The Chantier Bretagne Sud shipyard has led a project to support Brittany’s oyster farms in their transition to renewable energies by studying their needs and offering adapted technology.
  • European cooperation on actions for the preservation of water quality

    10/06/2021
    - Cooperation Idea
    The Intercommunal Syndicate of Arcachon Bay (SIBA) is looking for FLAGs from EU in a variety of areas, including bays, lagoons andr gulf ecosystems, for exchanging good practices on water quality preservation. The final goal of this cooperation would be to engage with local/regional agencies in charge of water quality management; to exchange good practices, share lessons and answer common questions; and to set the baseline for a formal cooperation across European bays on the topic of water quality management.
  • Energy Island: Networking for local economic impact

    17/05/2021
    - Good Practice Project
    A FLAG supported project brings together a network of 17 local businesses in order to consolidate Bornholm as one of Denmark’s two “energy islands”, focused on the production and transformation of wind energy.
  • New funds for small-scale fisheries projects

    26/04/2021
    - News
    WWF and Blue Seeds have launched an innovative scheme supporting small-scale fishers in coastal areas that want to implement measures to reduce the environmental impact of fisheries.
  • Wind turbine

    Eco-diversifying the local economy

    26/04/2021
    - Good Practice Short Story
    In Poland, the North Kaszuby FLAG supported the setting up of an experimental wind turbine in a local engineering company, helping to establish a new local energy supply, to promote economic diversification, and to create a new educational offer.
  • New funds for small-scale fisheries projects

    19/04/2021
    - Basic page
    WWF and Blue Seeds have launched an innovative scheme supporting small-scale fishers in coastal areas that want to implement measures to reduce the environmental impact of fisheries.
  • Reducing waste linked to processing shellfish

    30/03/2021
    - Good Practice Short Story
    An Irish FLAG has supported a local, family aquaculture business that farms Gigas oysters to improve processing methods, reduce energy consumption and cut waste.
  • Fishers campaigning for reducing plastic in ports

    23/03/2021
    - Good Practice Short Story
    The FISHEKO Operation, covering the whole coastline of Slovenia, is a project giving local fishers communication training and hiring them to carry out an awareness-raising campaign against single-use plastics in marine activities.
  • MPAs: under fishers' surveillance

    12/02/2021
    - Good Practice Project
    With support from the FLAG, local fishers are helping enforce protection measures and halt poaching in the region’s oldest fisheries marine reserve, Cabo de Palos. Its improved protection has favoured an increase of endemic species.