FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Small-scale and coastal fisheries

  • North of Tyne FLAG

    15/12/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The area comprises 14 settlements with fishing activity from North Shields in the south to Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north, covering a distance of approximately 105 km, with a coastal population of 72,728, and with over 150 people directly in the fishing industry.
  • Sea truffle farming

    01/12/2017
    - Good Practice Project
    A local fisheries cooperative and research institute successfully pilot the farming of warty venus clams, or “sea truffles”, diversifying the area’s aquaculture production.
  • Ericeira/Cascais FLAG

    09/11/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    To the north of Lisbon, Mafra and Cascais are coastal municipalities with strong fisheries sectors due in part to the presence of two auctions and important municipal fish markets in Ericeira and Cascais.
  • AdaeMar FLAG

    09/11/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area includes the parishes of Marinha Grande and Vieira de Leiria in the municipality of Marinha Grande and the parish of Coimbrão in the municipality of Leiria. The fishing communities here include Vieira de Leiria, Pedrógão and São Pedro de Moel
  • Crete Messara Gulf FLAG

    31/10/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Due to its extensive history and unique natural environment, this FLAG area which covers the southwest part of Heraklion Prefecture, (Messara Gulf), is rich with cultural and natural assets.
  • Pillio FLAG

    30/10/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area consists of the Sporades islands, and the community of Trikeri. The morphology, the limited degree of human intervention and the excellent condition of the natural environment, makes the area an ideal refuge for many endangered species.
  • South Evia & Skyros FLAG

    30/10/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area is a sub region on the island of Evia which is geographically located in the epicentre of the Greek Mainland. The main challenges in the area are sustainable development, increasing competitiveness, job creation and improving the quality of life.
  • Central and North Evia FLAG

    27/10/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area is part of Evia Island, Greece’s second largest island in terms of size and population after Crete, and located in the centre of Greece. The main challenges for the area include sustainable development, increasing competitiveness and openness, job creation and improving the quality of life.
  • Lower Saxon North Sea coast FLAG

    27/10/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area covers most of the North Sea coastal strip which belongs to Lower Saxony. It includes the counties of Cuxhaven, Wesermarsch, Friesland, Wittmund, Aurich and Leer.
  • Messinia FLAG

    20/10/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area has a strong level of community cohesion. Despite this, they still face issues related to an ageing population. The primary sector is characterised by small-scale fisheries and small-scale agriculture. Tourism is very important for the economy of the region.