FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Society and culture

  • 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.
  • Revamped shop brings fish processing to Estonian island

    14/01/2019
    - Good Practice Short Story
    A coastal fisherman in Western Estonia has redeveloped his fish shop, allowing fresh fish to be processed locally for the first time, while also creating jobs.
  • Becoming self-sufficient through renewables

    17/12/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    The fishing organisation of Bustio has become the first in Spain to become self-sufficient in renewable energy for its on land operations. By making an environmental commitment to reduce carbon emissions, it is saving around €10 000 a year on electricity.
  • Fish traps - an alternative to gillnet-fishing in German Baltic Sea waters?

    14/12/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    By engaging local fishermen in the development and testing of environmentally-friendly fish traps, the Baltic Sea FLAG is paving the way for sustainable fisheries along its coast in a wider context of adding value to the local catch.
  • FLAG builds bridges between local fishermen and municipality to regenerate port of Puise

    12/12/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    Puise has become a thriving coastal fishing port in Läänemaa after a regeneration project supported by the local FLAG.
  • FLAG Support to Women in Fisheries and Aquaculture

    13/11/2018
    - Publication
    This study forms an understanding of the representation of women working in FLAG areas and assesses the level and types of support FLAGs provide to these women. The findings add to the wider understanding of the number and roles of women working in the fisheries and aquaculture industry and analyses how FLAG support to women varies and is implemented. FLAG support to women is defined as (1) a project with a female project promotor, when the project is privately invested and/or (2) other FLAG activities where the primary objective is the support of the women in the FLAG area.
  • Fagaras FLAG

    09/11/2018
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG territory comprises the habitable area of the northernmost part of the Făgăraș Mountains, in the county of Brasov. The area is situated in the geographical centre of Romania and the Olt river runs through the FLAG’s territory, one of the country’s most important rivers.
  • Prahova FLAG

    09/11/2018
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG covers an area of 1 833km2, accounting for just over a third of Prahova county. The region covers the southern slopes of the Southern Carpathians and descends south through the sub-Carpathian hills.
  • Dolj-Danube FLAG

    09/11/2018
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG is situated in the southern part of the Dolj county, on the Danube, and on the border with Bulgaria. Agriculture is the region’s primary sector as the land is naturally suited for growing cereals, vegetables and fruit.
  • Southwest Danube FLAG

    09/11/2018
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG is situated along the Danube, between the regions of Hinova and Vrata. The region comprises a 74km2 stretch of the Danube river and includes many meadow, river banks and natural ponds.