FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Promotion

  • Lake Vättern FLAG

    08/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area covers the whole lake Vättern, which is the second largest lake in Sweden. There are around 20 commercial small-scale fishermen and the species of greatest economic value is crayfish.
  • Halland FLAG

    08/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Halland is a coastal area characterised by many sandy beaches, rockfaces, lakes and rivers. In the northern part of the FLAG area is the archipelago, which is largely protected by nature reserves.
  • Teaching young people about fisheries

    08/09/2017
    - Good Practice Short Story
    One of the main needs identified by the Galati FLAG in their fisheries area was to strengthen the linkages between fishermen and the younger generation. Indeed, fishermen believed it important to ensure that traditional fishing know-how and their passion for the profession were passed on to the next generation.
  • Gästrikebygden FLAG

    08/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area includes the coast, rivers, and lakes along the Gulf of Bothnia, roughly 200km north of Stockholm. The landscape is dominated by pine woodlands and many inhabitants live in smaller towns and in rural areas.
  • Saaremaa FLAG

    05/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Saaremaa FLAG covers the islands of western Estonia in Saare county, with exception of Hiiumaa which has its own FLAG. The biggest islands in the Saaremaa FLAG area are Saaremaa, Muhu, Ruhnu, and Abruka ja Vilsandihe.
  • Lake Võrtsjärve FLAG

    05/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Lake Võrtsjärv is the second largest lake in the Baltic countries and the largest lake in Estonia. The lake is covered with ice, on average, 130 days a year (from the end of November until mid-April). Total catches in the FLAG area have fallen in recent years which is a challenge. This is due, in large, to a decline in consumer demands for smaller bream
  • Harju FLAG

    05/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Harju FLAG area covers 530km of coastline along the Gulf of Finland and features numerous peninsulas and bays. Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is situated centrally in the area and offers local producers access to a substantial market. Tallinn also draws a relatively young workforce to the area and offers wide-ranging tourism opportunities.
  • Ruegen FLAG

    01/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Rügen is an island in the Baltic Sea and the largest in Germany. It is known for its beaches and white chalk cliffs which span coastline of approximately 574 kilometres. The island is also well-known for the Jasmund National Park which his home to primeval beech forests and white-tailed eagles.
  • Heather and pond landscape of Oberlausitz FLAG

    01/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The region is one of Germany’s largest commercially operated lake and aquaculture areas. Fishing started here in the middle of the 13th century.
  • Bremerhaven FLAG

    01/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area “Fischereihafen Bremerhaven“refers to the fishery port of Bremen/Bremerhaven. After 100 years of prosperity, the crisis in deep-sea fishing in the 1970´s and 80´s had a significant impact on Europe´s leading destination for landing and processing of fish.