FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Infrastructure

  • Keeping fishing active and safe during the sanitary crisis

    17/06/2020
    - Good Practice Short Story
    COVID-19 paralysed many sectors of the economy in the Basque Country. Although the fisheries sector, like other food-producing sectors, was given priority during the pandemic, the lack of security and low-priced seafood could have forced many vessels and fishing organisations to stop working.
  • Creating a network for marine litter management

    10/04/2020
    - Good Practice Short Story
    Four Sardinian FLAGs have linked up with the University of Cagliari to create a waste management system for efficiently dealing with marine litter caught by local fishers.
  • Old boat engine factory transformed in a multipurpose community hub

    02/10/2019
    - Good Practice Project
    På Ærø er en nedlagt bådmotorfabrik blevet omdannet til et lokalt kulturcenter, der støtter det lokale, maritime iværksættermiljø. Projektet skal sætte skub i øens økonomi og sociale sammenhængskraft.
  • 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.
  • Port development through local cooperation in Sweden

    10/09/2019
    - Good Practice Short Story
    The operation of Hästholmen harbour involves the cooperation of several local actors. Through a series of FLAG projects, the port has been improved and developed in accordance with the local community’s needs and opportunities.
  • Dealing with the challenges of 500-year-old fishing traditions

    10/07/2019
    - Good Practice Short Story
    This project shows how to bring together preservation of cultural heritage with present needs of fishermen.
  • Agersø shipyard restoration: breathing new life into a decaying building

    25/06/2019
    - Good Practice Short Story
    Residents of a Danish island formed the Association of Agersø Great Belt-Shipyard to buy and renovate an old building used as a shipyard. This initiative aims to boost local business and increase the harbourfront’s attractiveness.
  • Giurgiu FLAG

    11/06/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG is situated in the southern and central part of the Romanian Plain. The landscape is flat, crossed by many small rivers. To the north are the Argeş and Dâmboviţa Rivers. To the south, the area covers 55km of the Danube River which also marks the Bulgarian border.
  • Mures Basin FLAG

    11/06/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG territory is specifically focused on aquaculture and partially includes the areas of two counties, Alba and Hunedoara, which are situated along the Mureș river basin. Economic activities in the region are spread among the construction, commerce and services, agriculture and fisheries, and tourism sectors.
  • Swansea Bay FLAG --ARCHIVED as of 31 January 2020--

    10/04/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    --ARCHIVED as of 31 January 2020-- The FLAG areas commercial fishing fleet is made up of 34 vessels registered from either Swansea Marina, Porthcawl Harbour, Port Talbot or Oxwich Bay. Since 2010, this figure has declined by 27%, down from a total of 44 vessels. The most frequently landed species, accounting for 90% of the weight and 95% of the value of landings, include bass, cod, whelk, sole, lobster, plaice and crab.