FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Society and culture

  • Tirschenreuth / Land of a thousand ponds FLAG

    17/01/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Land of 1000 Ponds is in the Northeast of Bavaria, close to the border with Western Bohemia in the Czech Republic. It is one of the oldest agro-cultural landscapes in Europe and is formed by more than 4 700 fish ponds, some of which have been verified as being more than 800 years old.
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    Microcredit for small-scale fishermen

    17/01/2017
    - Good Practice Project
    Fishermen often find it difficult to obtain loans. Because they do not always fit the standard profile of a borrower, they can be categorised as ‘non-bankable’. Recent discussions with the local fishermen made clear the need for the FLAG to provide them with a more accessible credit system to help fund their initiatives.
  • The human touch for open communication

    02/01/2017
    - Good Practice Short Story
    A year prior to the launch of her Axis 4 supported research on social relationships and communication in fisheries communities, Monica Palladino was on holiday on the Costa Viola, a part of the Calabrian coast hosting several fisheries strongholds. There, she came to the conclusion that, if she was to understand the fishermen’s professional relationships, she would herself need to become part of their network...
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    Reviving the tradition of fish markets in Gdansk

    30/12/2016
    - Good Practice Short Story
    Three FLAGs from the Pomorskie region have helped create a new platform for fishermen to promote and sell their products by reviving the ancient tradition of the fish market, which had previously existed in Gdansk from 1343 until 1945. The market is open in August, at the height of the tourist season.
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    Fishermen acquire new knowledge and skills

    30/12/2016
    - Good Practice Short Story
    During a public consultation on the development of the Larnaca Famagusta FLAG strategy (2007/2014), local fishermen expressed a desire to acquire new knowledge and skills in areas that would help them to diversify their sources of income.
  • Litoral Alentejo FLAG

    29/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The area covers the municipalities of Alcácer do Sal, Grândola, Sines, Santiago do Cacém, Odemira. In economic terms, the FLAG area is characterised as having a low business density, with agriculture and tourism being the most important sectors. A restructuring of the local economy is, therefore, an essential element of any local development strategy.
  • Mondego Mar FLAG

    29/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Mondego Mar FLAG is located in the centre of the Portuguese coastline and covers the municipalities of Cantanhede, Figueira da Foz, Mira and Montemor-o-Velho. This area is composed of marine, freshwater and estuarine ecosystems creating a complex and rich environment and hosting a range of fisheries activities, from aquaculture to shellfish harvesting to coastal fisheries.
  • Area Metropolitana do Porto - AMP FLAG

    29/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area is located on the Atlantic coast in the north of Portugal and covers 12 local administrative units in three municipalities. These municipalities have traditionally had strong economic, social and cultural links with the sea (fishing, fish markets, fish processing, canning, aquatic and nautical sports and seafood restaurants).
  • Litoral Norte FLAG

    29/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Located in the north of Portugal, the Litoral Norte (North Coast) is part of the Alto Minho region (NUT III), which is composed of 25 communes that make up five coastal and inland municipalities (Braga, Viana do Castelo, Caminha, Vila Nova de Cerveira and Valença).
  • Arousa FLAG

    29/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG is located in the middle of the north western coastline of Spain facing the Atlantic Ocean. The coastal territory of the Ria Arousa FLAG is a horseshoe-shaped area around the wide mouth of the tidal river of the same name and includes a number of islands.