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
    Cuan Beon perustivat Galwaynlahden lähistöllä asuvat ja työskentelevät henkilöt, jotka huolestuivat lahden kuuluisien simpukkavesien laadun yleisestä heikkenemisestä.
  • Fishing for litter

    12/11/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    On Lower Saxony’s North Sea coast, small-scale fishermen team up with an environmental NGO to collect marine waste and look at ways of disposing and recycling plastic components.
  • 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
    To reduce the impact of fish farming on the environment, a group of local actors, with initial LEADER LAG support, has developed the symbiotic production of fish and tomatoes into a highly successful business.
  • 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
    Latvian FLAGs teamed up in a cooperation project to finance a study aimed at assessing the seaweed production potential from Latvian waters along with options for a management plan that would ensure a sustainable exploitation of this resource.
  • 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.