Fisheries Areas Network

Migrants and refugees

  • Promoting underused fish species and improving migrants´ integration

    - Good Practice Project
    The Ostrobothnia FLAG supported a project getting local community members and migrants to create innovative recipes from underused fish species. As a result, the consumption of less valued fish increased, and the cultural interaction and integration of migrants improved.
  • FARNET Guide #13: Social inclusion for vibrant fishing communities

    - Publication
    This guide provides tools for FLAGs to identify and effectively address social exclusion in fisheries areas. It is made up of two parts, each consisting of practical factsheets, and most of the examples and recommendations are based on the FARNET transnational seminar on social inclusion, covering themes such as the inclusion of vulnerable groups and integrating migrants and refugees in fisheries communities.
  • Western Cantabria FLAG

    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG is made up of three municipalities (San Vicente de la Barquera, Comillas and Suances) in the region of Cantabria, in which protected areas represent 53% of the FLAG territory. The regions fishing fleet comprises 31 vessels with are mainly used for coastal fishing.
  • Tornedalen Haparanda FLAG

    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area includes mountains, farmland, forest landscapes and an extensive archipelago. The Torne River, which runs through the FLAG’s territory, is Europe's largest unspoiled continuous waterway and is the main spawning site for wild salmon in the Bothnian Sea.
  • Local café helping to integrate migrants, improve languages skills and build friendships

    - Good Practice Short Story
    In recent years, the Aberdeenshire fishing community has seen a sharp increase in migrant labour, working both at sea and in the processing sector, in particular from the Philippines, Ghana and Eastern Europe.
  • Integrating local minorities through lifeguard training

    - Good Practice Short Story
    In the region of the Shabla - Kavarna - Balchik FLAG in Bulgaria, Roma and Muslims are important minority groups, making up 10% of the population. The Roma have faced a long history of national exclusion that has led to a series of national strategies for their integration.
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    Social inclusion for vibrant fisheries communities: Jūrmala, 21-23 March 2017

    - Event
    FARNET's fourth transnational seminar of the 2014-2020 programming period took place on 21-23 March 2017 in Jūrmala, Latvia. The theme of the event was "Social inclusion for vibrant fisheries communities". The seminar provided a framework for discussions and practical exercises based on successful cases from the EFF/EMFF, additional EU funding instruments, as well as further initiatives aimed at social inclusion.
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    Photo Competition: social inclusion in fisheries communities. Deadline: 15 March

    - News
    What does social inclusion in fisheries communities mean to you? Grab your cameras and show us because we’re launching a photo competition! Submit your photograph before March 15th and you may just win to have your photograph be a focal point in the next FARNET Guide following the transnational seminar on “Social inclusion for vibrant fishing communities”.
  • EAFRD - Migrant and Refugee Integration

    - News
    The EAFRD Projects Brochure on ‘Migrant and Refugee Integration’ is now available in FR, DE, ES, IT & PL and explores how people in rural areas have used EAFRD support to respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by the recent influx of migrants and refugees into the European Union.
  • FARNET Magazine 14

    FARNET Magazine n° 14

    - Publication
    FARNET Magazine n° 14 - Autumn 2016