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.
As vendas online têm suscitado um interesse renovado desde a eclosão da pandemia de COVID-19, dando um novo impulso a projetos como o Cabaz do Peixe. Esta plataforma virtual para a venda ao público de peixe capturado pela frota de pesca artesanal local assegura o fornecimento de produtos frescos e de elevada qualidade, bem como a segurança dos consumidores.
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.
Dois GALP de zonas vizinhas cooperam com vista à promoção de uma aplicação para telemóvel, MonPêcheur, que visa ligar os pescadores locais aos consumidores através da disponibilização de uma plataforma em linha que lhes permite comunicar, promover e vender as suas capturas diretamente ao consumidor.
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.