The development of small-scale fisheries and aquaculture businesses in the Western Lithuania FLAG area is a vital part of the economic development of regions such as Klaipeda and Priekulė. This project, implemented by a small local company, aims to improve the processing of local fisheries and aquaculture products through a series of FLAG-funded strategic investments.
Two neighbouring FLAGs cooperate to support a mobile phone app, MonPêcheur, to connect local fishers with consumers by providing them with an online platform for communicating, promoting, and selling their catches directly to the consumer.
Con la pandemia da COVID-19 le vendite online hanno generato nuovo interesse, dando un rinnovato impulso a progetti come Cabaz do Peixe. Questa piattaforma virtuale per la vendita pubblica del pesce preso dalla flotta di pesca artigianale locale assicura la consegna di prodotti freschi e di alta qualità, nonché la sicurezza dei consumatori.
The Gargano LAG integrated the promotion of cultural and gastronomy heritage into their local development plan. This includes the development and promotion of the seafood sector. To do so, it supported the development of the Pesca Mia app, which connects the seafood sector, restaurants and private consumers.
Due FLAG limitrofi cooperano per sostenere la diffusione di MonPêcheur, un’applicazione per dispositivi mobili che favorisce il contatto tra pescatori locali e consumatori, offrendo agli operatori della pesca una piattaforma digitale per comunicare, promuovere e vendere il pescato direttamente al consumatore.
Cooperation in Portugal is considered a useful tool to allow the FLAGs to bring together the knowledge and capacity of actors with different levels of experience, including those from rural and urban areas. As such, support for cooperation will focus on fostering exchange between different organisations, with the aim of resolving common problems and putting into practice ideas that produce benefits that go beyond a single FLAG area.
A group of 9 inland and coastal FLAGs from Poland has found partners from Italy, Latvia and Lithuania to launch a cooperation project that entails the exchange of experience and joint actions, such as study visits to each of the areas involved along 2020-2021.