FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Small-scale and coastal fisheries

  • Reviving the fisheries sector by promoting local seafood

    09/07/2020
    - Good Practice Short Story
    To support the economic revival of the local fishing sector following the COVID-19 crisis, the local fishing communities of the Hauts-de-France region have launched a weekly column in newspapers to promote their seafood products.
  • Adapting fishing practices to protect seabirds

    06/07/2020
    - Good Practice Project
    Through the MedAves Pesca project, the Oeste FLAG joined together with the Portuguese NGO SPEA to enable better communication and interaction with the fisheries sector. This joint project focused on adapting fisheries practices to avoid the death of seabirds while fishing in the Ilhas Berlengas area.
  • Keeping fishing active and safe during the sanitary crisis

    17/06/2020
    - Good Practice Short Story
    COVID-19 paralysed many sectors of the economy in the Basque Country. Although the fisheries sector, like other food-producing sectors, was given priority during the pandemic, the lack of security and low-priced seafood could have forced many vessels and fishing organisations to stop working.
  • COVID-19 – FLAG Response Message Board

    09/04/2020
    - News
    Keeping you up to date on efforts and actions carried out by FLAGs, National Networks and Managing Authorities to support the fisheries and aquaculture sector in EU Member States overcome the challenges presented by the coronavirus, COVID-19. Be sure to check this rolling coverage regularly to get inspiration for actions in your areas. And contact the FARNET Support Unit with any of your news.
  • Seeking information about lampara nets and purse seines

    14/01/2020
    - 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.
  • Fisheries and angling potential: creating the conditions for local development

    07/11/2019
    - Cooperation Idea
    A group of 9 inland and coastal FLAGs from Poland has found partners from Italy, Latvia and Lithuania to launch a cooperation project that entails the exchange of experience and joint actions, such as study visits to each of the areas involved along 2020-2021.
  • Dunarea Dobrogeana FLAG

    24/09/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG territory is in the northwest of Constanta County. In the centre of the territory is the city of Harsova which is surrounded by the four communes of Ghindaresti, Horia, Topalu and Crucea. The area situated between the Danube and the Black Sea is characterised by rolling hills and is steeped in history.
  • 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.
  • Umami processing methods add value to local fish

    21/06/2019
    - Good Practice Project
    Kāds Somijas zvejnieks ir pārņēmis japāņu zivju nogatavināšanas metodi, kas ir pazīstama kā “umami”, tādējādi piesaistot Michelin zvaigžņu šefpavārus.
  • Cardigan Bay FLAG --ARCHIVED as of 31 January 2020--

    10/04/2019
    - FLAG Factsheet
    --ARCHIVED as of 31 January 2020-- The FLAG area is situated around the Cardigan Bay which leads out into the Irish Sea. It provides rich fishing grounds for the small commercial fishing fleets which operate from some of the small villages and towns within the area.