FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Environment

  • 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
    Com o apoio do GAL PESCA, os pescadores locais estão a ajudar a aplicar medidas de proteção e a parar a pesca furtiva na reserva marinha de pesca mais antiga da região, Cabo de Palos. O aumento da proteção tem favorecido um aumento das espécies endémicas.
  • Freeing maritime areas from poaching

    27/01/2021
    - Good Practice Short Story
    Through cooperation between the island government and the FLAG, the fishing sector in la Gomera has been involved in the study, location and design of a protocol for the removal of traps used for illegal fishing.
  • Mobile App for reporting catch data

    18/01/2021
    - Good Practice Project
    O GAL Pesca da Finlândia Oriental apoiou a criação de uma aplicação móvel para os pescadores finlandeses do interior poderem registrar as suas capturas. Desenvolvida por uma Universidade de Ciências Aplicadas e introduzida em maio de 2020, a ferramenta permite melhorar a recolha de dados sobre as capturas e a rastreabilidade ao longo da cadeia de valor das pescas.
  • FLAG Support to Algae Production

    06/01/2021
    - Publication
    This study provides quantitative and qualitative information on algae-related projects funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) through Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs). The findings outline the levels of knowledge and interest amongst FLAGs in working further on algae production in contributing to their areas’ local development. In addition, the study improves the understanding of the challenges and opportunities perceived by FLAGs in the future support of algae-related activities in their areas.
  • Seals and Cormorants in the Baltic: Addressing a common environmental challenge

    28/10/2020
    - Basic page
    A large-scale cooperation project between Baltic FLAGs has increased knowledge on the impact the growing seal and cormorant populations are having on small-scale coastal fisheries in the region. Through this cooperation project, FLAGs have developed solutions for achieving the balanced management of marine resources.