FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Society and culture

  • Reviving the fisheries sector by promoting local seafood

    09/07/2020
    - Good Practice Short Story
    To support the economic revival of the local fishing sector following the COVID-19 crisis, the local fishing communities of the Hauts-de-France region have launched a weekly column in newspapers to promote their seafood products.
  • Adapting fishing practices to protect seabirds

    06/07/2020
    - Good Practice Project
    Through the MedAves Pesca project, the Oeste FLAG joined together with the Portuguese NGO SPEA to enable better communication and interaction with the fisheries sector. This joint project focused on adapting fisheries practices to avoid the death of seabirds while fishing in the Ilhas Berlengas area.
  • Promoting the territory through culinary heritage and local seafood

    17/06/2020
    - Good Practice Short Story
    The Gargano LAG integrated the promotion of cultural and gastronomy heritage into their local development plan. This includes the development and promotion of the seafood sector. To do so, it supported the development of the Pesca Mia app, which connects the seafood sector, restaurants and private consumers.
  • An app to promote waste collection and sport

    15/06/2020
    - Good Practice Project
    För att försöka stödja bevarandet av marina resurser och ta itu med nedskräpning till havs, utvecklade en fiskare och hans två systrar i Katalonien i Spanien en app och startade en kampanj för att främja insamling av avfall, samtidigt som man grupptränar.
  • Creating a network for marine litter management

    10/04/2020
    - Good Practice Short Story
    Four Sardinian FLAGs have linked up with the University of Cagliari to create a waste management system for efficiently dealing with marine litter caught by local fishers.
  • How can FLAGs help fishing and aquaculture communities with the coronavirus crisis?

    How can FLAGs help fishing and aquaculture communities in the face of the coronavirus crisis?

    27/03/2020
    - News
    The COVID-19 outbreak has created an unprecedented situation which requires a general mobilisation of the actors involved in the sector. Now more than ever, as FLAGs, you are in the first line and best placed to develop local responses to the local specific problems due to the crisis. Your field knowledge is a valuable advantage that we should use to the benefit of local communities.
  • An aquarium supplied by local fishermen on the Wild Atlantic Way

    13/03/2020
    - Good Practice Project
    A local company set up by Achill community two decades ago, has created an aquarium in a disused building they own, engaging volunteers, retired fishers and fisheries-related workers. The Achill Experience Aquarium and Visitors Centre became the first cultural space in Ireland based on local fisheries heritage and remains one of the biggest attractions of the county.
  • Fishing intelligently

    27/02/2020
    - Good Practice Project
    Finnish and Polish fishermen work together on spreading new fishing techniques which benefit both the natural environment and the fisheries sector
  • FLAG helps create Spain’s first sailing school for people with disabilities

    27/02/2020
    - Good Practice Short Story
    Thanks to Murcia FLAG’s support and networking, a paraplegic man turns his personal project of rehabilitation into the first National Sailing School for people with disabilities in the country.
  • Dobrogea North FLAG

    30/01/2020
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Situated on the Black Sea, the FLAG area is characterised by a series of reliefs and cliffs. Inland the region includes a network of lakes and the territory is crossed by a significant number of rivers, including the Casimcea with a length of 50km and a river basin of 740km2. In the FLAG area also includes the long Poarta Alba - Midia Năvodari channel which connects the Midia Maritime Luminita Por