FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Society and culture

  • Graciosa and Terceira

    09/04/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG territory covers the islands of Terceira and Graciosa which are situated in the Central Group of the Azores archipelago and cover a total surface area of 403.6km2. The FLAG covers 126km of coastline on Terceira Island and 44km on Graciosa. Not dissimilar to most of the Azores, fisheries in the FLAG area and small-scale in nature.
  • Western Azores FLAG

    09/04/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area covers the two most western islands of the Azores archipelago, Santa Maria and São Miguel. The area’s fisheries sector is characterised by traditional small-scale fisheries (mainly small siege, pole and long-line vessels). Common catches include small (mackerel and sardines) and large pelagic (tuna and swordfish) species, deep-water demersal, crustaceans and molluscs.
  • map of the nine Festival del Mare along Emilia-Romagna coast at Adriatic Sea

    Fish festivals strengthen ties between fishermen and the community

    18/03/2019
    - Good Practice Project
    A series of festivals connects fishermen and aquaculture producers with the public, raising awareness of local fish, traditions and the marine habitat.
  • Students in the North Sea Region of Lower Saxony learn about small-scale coastal fisheries

    Extra-curricular learning venues on small-scale fisheries

    15/03/2019
    - Good Practice Short Story
    A response to low awareness and understanding of fisheries sees a concerted effort to strengthen educational work on the fishing industry along the North Sea coast of Lower Saxony, using different locations for an enhanced learning experience.
  • Cuan Beo project in Connaught, Ireland

    Cuan Beo, a living bay in West Ireland

    08/03/2019
    - Good Practice Project
    Το Cuan Beo δημιουργήθηκε από μέλη της κοινότητας που ζουν και εργάζονται κοντά στον κόλπο Galway και είχαν επίγνωση της γενικής υποβάθμισης της ποιότητας των υδάτων του κόλπου όπου παράγονται τα φημισμένα οστρακόδερμα.
  • UK trainee chefs with Food Nation

    Social enterprise introduces seafood training programme for young chefs

    27/02/2019
    - Good Practice Short Story
    The North of Tyne FLAG has linked up with a local food NGO to deliver a programme aimed at inspiring young trainee chefs to use more seafood. The initiative is focused on raising the awareness and profile of local and lesser-known fisheries products, while also tackling youth unemployment.
  • Bay of Anllons pool heated by water from solar panels

    Circular thinking to promote local shell-fishing

    11/02/2019
    - Good Practice Project
    Για να προωθήσει την τοπική οστρακοκαλλιέργεια και τα προϊόντα της, μια FLAG αναδιαρθρώνει μια περιοχή με θέα τον κόλπο όπου εργάζονται οι συλλέκτες μεθύστρων και εγκαθιστά μια ρηχή υπαίθρια πισίνα για παιδιά, θερμαινόμενη με το πλεονάζον ζεστό νερό που προέρχεται από το κοντινό κέντρο αναψυχής.
  • Pomorie FLAG

    23/01/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG territory is in the south-east planning region of Bulgaria. The region has a strong fisheries tradition, though fisheries jobs only account for approximately 1% of the area’s total employment. However, many local fishers also engage in other occupations and activities such as tourism and services.
  • Bulgarian Black Sea Agreement Byala-Dolni chiflik-Avren

    23/01/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG territory includes 45km of the Black Sea coast in Varna Province, equating to approximately 13% of the Bulgarian Black Sea coastline. The leading industries in the area are tourism and agriculture. Fisheries in the region are small-scale and important in the local population – roughly 5% of the economically active population are engaged in fisheries.
  • Shabla - Kavarna - Balchik FLAG

    23/01/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG territory has two geographically distinct areas, the coastal region to the east and the Dobrudzha plateau to the west. Fishing in the coastal areas, on the Black Sea, is traditional activity and important to the livelihood of many local communities. Fisheries are predominantly small-scale, accounting for approximately 90% of the sectors total employment.