FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Infrastructure

  • 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.
  • FLAG Giurgiu

    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

    10/04/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    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.
  • Cleddau to Coast FLAG

    10/04/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Pembrokeshire has a long tradition of fishing, both sea and freshwater. Tenby was the prime fishing port of the area for many centuries. More recently Milford Haven has developed and taken more of a predominant role in the area’s fishing industry; this was also due in large to Tenby becoming more of a holiday resort.
  • Argyll and Ayrshire FLAG

    10/04/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The main population centres are primarily located towards the coastal fringes in the larger towns of Ayr, Troon and Girvan, with fishing an important industry in these towns. There are many coastal communities in North Ayrshire, some of which are viewed as relatively affluent areas and locations for retirement. The economy is largely based on tourism, including sailing.
  • Pomorie FLAG

    23/01/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG territory is in the south-east planning region of Bulgaria. The region has a strong fisheries tradition, though fisheries jobs only account for approximately 1% of the area’s total employment. However, many local fishers also engage in other occupations and activities such as tourism and services.
  • Bulgarian Black Sea Agreement Byala-Dolni chiflik-Avren

    23/01/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG territory includes 45km of the Black Sea coast in Varna Province, equating to approximately 13% of the Bulgarian Black Sea coastline. The leading industries in the area are tourism and agriculture. Fisheries in the region are small-scale and important in the local population – roughly 5% of the economically active population are engaged in fisheries.