FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Environment

  • Ostrobothnia FLAG

    29/03/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Ostrobothnia is narrow coastal area which forms part of the Kvarken archipelago. This archipelago of rocks and boulder clay was formed during the last ice-age, about 10 000 years ago and is subject to isostatic uplift of about 1 cm per year or 1 m per century.
  • Marennes Oléron FLAG

    17/03/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Marennes Oléron FLAG covers a rural and coastal territory whose natural and agricultural landscapes represent 85% of the area (40% of which are marshes). Tourism and primary sector activities are important components of the local economy, along with services and commercial activities.
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    Cultivating Queen Scallops

    22/02/2017
    - Good Practice Project
    Scallop fishermen teamed up with scientists to study the possibility of cultivating Queen Scallops in the Vigo Estuary, diversifying their production method and improving the sustainability of their activity.
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    SE - FLAG Cooperation in Sweden

    02/02/2017
    - Cooperation MS Fiche
    The 2003-2013 period in Sweden saw a number of exchange visits with FLAGs from other Member States, including exchanges that led to projects to introduce new approaches to other countries. In 2014-2020, FLAG cooperation is not mandatory in Sweden, but FLAGs had to indicate in their strategies how much funding they planned to allocate to it.
  • Mondego Mar FLAG

    29/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Mondego Mar FLAG is located in the centre of the Portuguese coastline and covers the municipalities of Cantanhede, Figueira da Foz, Mira and Montemor-o-Velho. This area is composed of marine, freshwater and estuarine ecosystems creating a complex and rich environment and hosting a range of fisheries activities, from aquaculture to shellfish harvesting to coastal fisheries.
  • Arousa FLAG

    29/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG is located in the middle of the north western coastline of Spain facing the Atlantic Ocean. The coastal territory of the Ria Arousa FLAG is a horseshoe-shaped area around the wide mouth of the tidal river of the same name and includes a number of islands.
  • Vigo – A Guarda FLAG

    28/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area covers 11 municipalities in the south of Galicia and is bordered by Portugal to the south. It includes Vigo, the biggest city in Galicia and the largest fishing harbor in Spain. There are 12 other ports in the area mainly in the north (with 10 auctions and 4 marinas). In the north, fishing is an important activity, whereas to the south, shellfish activities, processing and canning.
  • Liepaja FLAG

    26/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Liepaja FLAG area is located in the south-western part of Latvia, bordering with Lithuania. The FLAG area stretches for 111.28 km along the Baltic coast and includes the municipalities of Ventspils, Saldus and Kuldiga districts. Five percent of the area is covered by waterways, which include the rivers Bārta and Durbe, and the Liepāja, Pape, Tosmare and Durbe lakes. Forestry accounts for a further 41% of the FLAG area.
  • Central Finland FLAG

    25/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Fishing is an important and profitable activity in the FLAG area, especially along the main section of the Kymijoki River. Fish farming is also an important economic activity, with a strong tradition in the area. The existence of local centres of population, as well as the proximity of the Helsinki metropolitan region, guarantees a consistent demand for fish products.
  • Bothnian Sea and Lake Pyhäjärvi FLAG

    25/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Bothnian Sea coastline and Lake Pyhäjärvi have a lengthy tradition in the fisheries sector where the main catches include vendace and signal crayfish. About half of Finland´s Baltic herring catch is landed on the harbours along this particular part of the coast. Whitefish, salmon and other fresh water species are similarly important to the area. The processing industry is also highly active here. An additional positive development in recent years has been the growth in pesca-tourism.