FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Society and culture

  • Adeliacor FLAG

    09/04/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG territory includes 52 coastal villages across five islands in the Western group of the Azores archipelago. The Azores is located on the Atlantic Ridge. Its relief is very rugged. The lines of relief run in an east-west direction, matching the fracture lines to which the islands owe their formation.
  • 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
    Conscientes del declive generalizado que estaba experimentando la calidad de las aguas donde se producen los famosos mariscos de la bahía de Galway, los miembros de la comunidad que vive y trabaja en sus alrededores decidieron poner en marcha el proyecto Cuan Beo.
  • 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
    A fin de promover la actividad de marisqueo local y sus productos, un GALP ha rehabilitado una zona con vistas a la bahía en la que trabajan las mariscadoras dedicadas a la recogida de berberechos, y ha instalado asimismo una piscina exterior de poca profundidad para los niños, que se calienta con el agua tibia sobrante de un polideportivo cercano.
  • 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.