Fisheries Areas Network

Climate change

  • Turning shellfish by-products into energy

    - Good Practice Project
    La acuicultura conchícola constituye una importante actividad económica en la costa francesa del Atlántico, aunque también genera subproductos en forma de mejillones de pequeño tamaño que se suelen desechar. El objetivo de este proyecto es explotar el potencial que este producto tiene para generar metano como fuente de energía.
  • Wind turbine

    Eco-diversifying the local economy

    - Good Practice Short Story
    In Poland, the North Kaszuby FLAG supported the setting up of an experimental wind turbine in a local engineering company, helping to establish a new local energy supply, to promote economic diversification, and to create a new educational offer.
  • Seeking information about lampara nets and purse seines

    - Cooperation Idea
    Bothnian Sea and Lake Pyhajarvi FLAG is looking for other European FLAGs interested in sharing experience in using other types of  gear, which can respond to the dual challenges that seals and diminishing ice cover represent.  Experiences in the use of lampara nets and/or purse seines in coastal, and more specifically, shallow waters, under 20 metres in depth (mostly 5-12 metres) are of particular interest.
  • Salina Greens – Farming organic Salicornia on abandoned salt marshes

    - Good Practice Project
    “Salina Greens” is a Portuguese business dedicated to the organic production and processing of Salicornia, a native plant species growing on salt marshes. This production system helps preserve areas of high environmental value, while supporting the local economy.
  • Becoming self-sufficient through renewables

    - Good Practice Short Story
    The fishing organisation of Bustio has become the first in Spain to become self-sufficient in renewable energy for its on land operations. By making an environmental commitment to reduce carbon emissions, it is saving around €10 000 a year on electricity.
  • Solar energy, lighting up a remote landing site

    - Good Practice Short Story
    A local fisherman takes the initiative to explore how solar lighting might improve safety and make working hours more flexible at the remote pier where he lands his fish.
  • Northern Tyrrhenian Sea FLAG

    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG’s territory encompasses the coastline between Marina di Pisa and Marina di Carrara. Inland, the territory includes the regions of Lunigiana and Garfagnana which are predominantly mountainous and include Tuscany’s main aquaculture activities.
  • Detecting toxic microalgae

    - Good Practice Short Story
    Oyster farms on the Leucate lagoon are regularly affected by toxic phytoplankton, leading to economic losses, especially during the high season around Christmas. In search of a solution, shellfish farmers teamed up with a biotech start-up to test a new, quick and easy way to detect toxic marine microalgae and anticipate its proliferation.
  • Northern and South East Crete FLAG

    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area includes the most developed area of the island of Crete (North West and North East coastal parts of Heraklion) in terms of tourism. Despite the extensive coastline, fishing is limited to demersal and small pelagic fish species which are promoted to the local fish markets.
  • Fuerteventura FLAG

    - FLAG Factsheet
    The island of Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands and includes the 4.8Km2 islet of Lobos. It has a low, sandy coastline resulting from intense erosion. The activities that traditionally occupied the local population (agriculture, including cattle farming, and fishing) now provide employment to scarcely 1.2% of the population, while three quarters of jobs are linked to the service sector, and in particular tourism.