FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Business support

  • AKTES - Transnational Coastal Quality Pact

    10/03/2020
    - Cooperation Idea
    Pillio FLAG is looking for partners from Cyprus, Italy, Malta, Spain, Portugal and France to create a transnational organisation (AKTES). The purpose of the organisation is the development and implementation a transnational quality agreement (pact) joining tourism stakeholders under a common strategy. The strategy aims to guarantee a minimum quality for products and services; improving the tourist offer of those areas; mitigating seasonality; and encouraging better incomes and working conditions for local communities in coastal areas.
  • LAG-FLAG cooperation launches a consultancy service on funding opportunities for local citizens

    11/02/2020
    - News
    In 2018, the West-Central Sardinia FLAG and the Sinis LEADER LAG, rescued the Sportello Europa Sinis project, a public and free service to improve the communication of European, National and Regional calls and bring EU initiatives closer to the wider population.
  • Private fish processor investing in the FLAGs

    31/01/2020
    - Good Practice Short Story
    With their “Thanks to the Fisherman” campaign, one of Finland’s biggest fish processors, aims to raise approximately €100 000 for the FLAGs to support their local fishermen
  • 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
  • A social enterprise that places local fish in school canteens

    24/01/2020
    - Good Practice Project
    Um empreendimento social resultante de uma parceria entre a Cruz Vermelha e uma lota de peixe local ajuda desempregados a entrar no mercado de trabalho, assegurando a criação de uma unidade de transformação de peixe e marisco subvalorizados pescados localmente.
  • Supporting business development in Barycz Valley

    18/12/2019
    - Good Practice Project
    Through a series of inter-connected activities and innovative methods of quality management, a FLAG builds the capacity of local businesses, including fish farmers, restaurants, educational and recreational service providers, and encourages them to cooperate.
  • Blue economy incubator

    16/12/2019
    - Cooperation Idea
    Sectors in the blue economy are facing challenges (e.g. lack of skills locally, shortage of funding...) that prevent the growth of those emerging work areas with high potential. The "Blue Economy Incubator" project aims to promote innovative solutions addressing selected maritime and marine challenges and opportunities.
  • Minced fish from unwanted by-catch

    24/10/2019
    - Good Practice Short Story
    Local fishermen in Lapland, northern Finland, create a mincing facility to process unwanted by-catch into new marketable products such as fish fingers.
  • Old boat engine factory transformed in a multipurpose community hub

    02/10/2019
    - Good Practice Project
    On Ærø Island, a disused boat engine factory has been turned into a community hub supporting local maritime entrepreneurship. The project aims to boost the island’s economy and social cohesion.
  • Valea Mostistea FLAG

    24/09/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Mostiștea river is a tributary of the river Danube in Romania. The river source is near the village Dascălu, northeast of Bucharest and it flows into the Danube near Mânăstirea. The local economy of the area is predominantly agricultural. Fisheries and aquaculture activities are small-scale and often combined with agri-tourism and recreational activities.