FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Environment

  • Recycling polystyrene fish boxes

    26/06/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    Some creative thinking and investment have led to the creation of Denmark’s first recycling plant to process expanded polystyrene into plastic pellets that can be sold to manufacturers for a wide range of new products. This is a leap forward in terms of handling used fish boxes.
  • Vakava, a network for underused fish species

    25/06/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    By finding commercial outlets for certain fish species, especially those that tend to overpopulate, this project aims to ensure better local resource management, improving the image of undervalued species and reducing eutrophication in Finnish lakes.
  • Orchestrating a new Marine Protected Area

    25/06/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    In collaboration with WWF Spain, and levering in funding from UP 1 of the EMFF, the Cádiz Estrecho FLAG is setting up an MPA to ensure the sustainable future of its natural environment and fisheries. While the fisheries of Cádiz have always been proactive in the protection of natural resources, further measures were deemed necessary to sufficiently protect the area’s marine environment.
  • Managing discards: lessons from an artisanal fishing fleet

    22/06/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    This FLAG project assesses the challenges of managing the discards produced by the artisanal fishing fleet in the Pontevedra Estuary, Spain. The project clarifies the impact new EU landing obligations will have on the fleet and outlines the future implications and consequences of the measures when they come into force.
  • Aquaponics to produce fish and tomatoes

    18/06/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    To reduce the impact of fish farming on the environment, a group of local actors, with initial LEADER LAG support, has developed the symbiotic production of fish and tomatoes into a highly successful business.
  • Vela Vrata FLAG

    14/06/2018
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Vela Vrata brings together islands of Cres and Lošinj, and their respective towns and municipalities, and the city of Opatija, municipalities of Lovran and Mošćenička Draga on the coast.
  • Pinna Nobilis FLAG

    14/06/2018
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area is situated in the north of Croatia near the border with Slovenia and close to Italy. The area’s key industries are tourism and other services, agriculture and fishing, focusing mainly on sardines and anchovy; there are also two aquaculture farms producing shellfish.
  • Swedish FLAG wants to cooperate around small-scale coastal fisheries

    11/05/2018
    - Cooperation Idea
    The Halland FLAG would like to come in touch with FLAG projects to cooperate with, related to adding value to fisheries by diversification of products, new activities and tourism.
  • FARNET Guide #14: Integrating aquaculture within local communities

    16/04/2018
    - Publication
    This guide is designed mainly for FLAGs seeking to improve linkages between aquaculture producers and other actors in their areas in an effort to boost societal acceptance and consumer perceptions of aquaculture, while also bearing in mind, and responding to, the great diversity of the aquaculture sector.
  • Seaweed assessment and management plan along Latvia’s coast

    11/04/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    Latvian FLAGs teamed up in a cooperation project to finance a study aimed at assessing the seaweed production potential from Latvian waters along with options for a management plan that would ensure a sustainable exploitation of this resource.