FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Water quality

  • Denmark’s first open-water mussel farm

    10/07/2019
    - Good Practice Project
    Kerteminde Organic Mussel Farm represents the first Danish business to commercialise open-water raised mussels. The company aims to produce high-quality mussels in an efficient and environmentally-friendly way, in turn, boosting the area’s marine activities and creating local jobs.
  • 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.
  • Cuan Beo project in Connaught, Ireland

    Cuan Beo, a living bay in West Ireland

    08/03/2019
    - Good Practice Project
    Conscientes del declive generalizado que estaba experimentando la calidad de las aguas donde se producen los famosos mariscos de la bahía de Galway, los miembros de la comunidad que vive y trabaja en sus alrededores decidieron poner en marcha el proyecto Cuan Beo.
  • Fishing for litter

    12/11/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    En la costa del mar del Norte de Baja Sajonia, pescadores artesanales se han unido a una ONG medioambiental con el fin de recoger residuos marinos y estudiar cómo reciclar o eliminar sus componentes plásticos.
  • Vakava, a network for underused fish species

    25/06/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    By finding commercial outlets for certain fish species, especially those that tend to overpopulate, this project aims to ensure better local resource management, improving the image of undervalued species and reducing eutrophication in Finnish lakes.
  • Orchestrating a new Marine Protected Area

    25/06/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    In collaboration with WWF Spain, and levering in funding from UP 1 of the EMFF, the Cádiz Estrecho FLAG is setting up an MPA to ensure the sustainable future of its natural environment and fisheries. While the fisheries of Cádiz have always been proactive in the protection of natural resources, further measures were deemed necessary to sufficiently protect the area’s marine environment.
  • Aquaponics to produce fish and tomatoes

    18/06/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    Movidos por el deseo de reducir el impacto de la acuicultura en el medio ambiente, un grupo de actores locales, con el apoyo inicial del GAL LEADER, ha logrado convertir la producción simbiótica de peces y tomates en un próspero negocio.
  • Pinna Nobilis FLAG

    14/06/2018
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area is situated in the north of Croatia near the border with Slovenia and close to Italy. The area’s key industries are tourism and other services, agriculture and fishing, focusing mainly on sardines and anchovy; there are also two aquaculture farms producing shellfish.
  • Seaweed assessment and management plan along Latvia’s coast

    11/04/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    Los GALP letones se asociaron para poner en marcha un proyecto de cooperación consistente en financiar un estudio destinado a valorar el potencial de producción de algas de las aguas letonas, junto con opciones para un plan de gestión que garantice una explotación sostenible de dicho recurso.
  • Detecting toxic microalgae

    22/02/2018
    - 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.