FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Business support

  • North East FLAG

    08/04/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The North East FLAG area covers the coast of counties Fingal, Meath and Louth. This area is home to almost 8% of the national fleet, the most important Razor Clam (Ensis siliqua) and Cockle (Cerastoderma edule) fisheries in Ireland, and the southern section of the of North Irish Sea Nephrop Ground. Aquaculture in this region is focused around Carlingford Lough and produces oysters and mussels.
  • Costa da Morte FLAG

    07/04/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The name of the coastal area of Costa da Morte (“Coast of Death”) refers to its partly rough and rocky shoreline. In between, the coastline which offers attractive beaches and areas of high environmental value. The FLAG has twelve small harbours which generate crucial employment for their immediate surroundings.
  • Jammerbugt FLAG

    07/04/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Jammerbugt is situated in the north of the Jutland peninsula. Coastal fishing boats from the Jammerbugt area mostly operatie in the Thorup Strand (Skagerrak). At the Limfjord side of the FLAG area there are several communities with small ports which function mainly as bases for recreational fishing. There are many activities related to tourism in the wider coastal area.
  • Danish Small Islands - Småøerne FLAG

    07/04/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Småøerne FLAG covers 11 islands scattered throughout the seas around Denmark. This is an important change as the FLAG previously covered all 27 islands of the Småøerne LEADER LAG. However, due to budget cuts for CLLD funding and an area reduction as outlined in the fisheries Operational Programme, the FLAG now focuses on specially designated areas experiencing both a decline in population and a decrease in fisheries employment.
  • Nord FLAG

    07/04/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Nord FLAG consists of the countries’ two northernmost municipalities and contains about 200km of coastline. The FLAG area has Denmark’s largest landings of pelagic fish. It’s no surprise, therefore, that this is an area with widespread fisheries activities in terms of employment, leisure and tourism.
  • Kaszuby FLAG

    07/04/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The area is situated in the north-eastern part of Pomerania, in the Kaszuby Lake district. There are over 100 lakes and several rivers, the total surface of waters is over 6,000 hectares (nearly 5% of the FLAG area). Most of the lakes are owned by the state, others are rented by small family businesses which carry out extensive fish production.
  • FARNET Guide #12: Boosting business along the fisheries value chain

    17/03/2017
    - Publication
    This guide aims to provide tools for FLAGs aiming to strengthen the value chains in their area and ensure that local businesses, and especially fishermen and local aquaculture producers, capture as big a portion of that value as possible.
  • Supporting Seafood Businesses

    03/03/2017
    - Good Practice Project
    A combination of one-to-one engagement with local fisheries businesses, networking them with each other and the provision of business mentoring support has helped improve the supply of local fish into the Northern Devon market and create new economic activities.
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    Opole Region FLAG

    03/03/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The area covers 11 municipalities and is located in the basin of the Odra river and its tributaries: the Nysa Kłodzka, the Mała Panew and the Stobrawa. The area is largely rural and has strong links with the fishing tradition. There are many active fishermen and NGOs dealing with fisheries culture, history, promotion of local fish products and education.
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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.