FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Business support

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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.
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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.
  • 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).
  • Vigo – A Guarda FLAG

    28/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area covers 11 municipalities in the south of Galicia and is bordered by Portugal to the south. It includes Vigo, the biggest city in Galicia and the largest fishing harbor in Spain. There are 12 other ports in the area mainly in the north (with 10 auctions and 4 marinas). In the north, fishing is an important activity, whereas to the south, shellfish activities, processing and canning.
  • Orkney Islands FLAG --ARCHIVED as of 31 January 2020--

    27/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    --ARCHIVED as of 31 January 2020-- Orkney is made up of 70 islands, 18 of which are inhabited. Orkney is both a rural and island community, and economy, in an extremely peripheral location off the North coast of Scotland, which gives rise to a unique mix of opportunities and challenges. The whole of the Orkney Islands’ are included in the FLAG area.
  • Halsnæs-Gribskov FLAG

    27/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Gribskov FLAG area is situated in the north of the island of Sealand. It includes the city of Gilleleje, a lively commercial centre, which is home to the region’s largest fishing port and only fish auction. The city is also an important visitor destination, with tourism and fishing being the main economic sectors in the FLAG area. Except for herring, all the fish landed in the area is exported and not processed locally.
  • Djursland FLAG

    27/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area covers the entire municipality of Norddjurs, which is notable for its long coastline, made up of sandy beaches – like much of the Danish coastline. This flat coastal landscape attracts tourists from Norway and Germany – as well as domestic visitors. Tourism is the area’s dominant sector. Fishermen struggle now to make a living, but there has been an increase in the number of small businesses processing seaweed, for both food and nonfood uses.
  • Jūrkante FLAG

    27/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Jūrkante FLAG is situated in the northern part of Latvia and stretches for about 61 km along the Gulf of Riga coast, from Skulte to Ainaži. The FLAG covers two towns (Ainaži, Salacgrīva) and two municipalities made up of six parishes (Ainaži, Salacgrīva, Liepupe, Pāle, Skulte and Viļķene).