FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Small-scale and coastal fisheries

  • From the fish auction to your plate

    19/09/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    A new FLAG supports the fusion of gastronomy, “eating local” and fisheries heritage by supporting an atypical restaurant in the port of Gandía.
  • Net mending: preserving tradition through diversification

    13/09/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    The net making profession has always been one of the least recognised professions within the fishing sector so several Galician net makers´ associations have brought it into the spotlight by combining dissemination workshops with a new range of products based on their unique know-how.
  • Co-management of fish resources in Lake Vãttern

    29/08/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    O Grupo de cogestão do lago Vãttern, apoiado pelas zonas de intervenção dos GALP, está a ajudar as partes interessadas locais a chegar a um consenso no que respeita à gestão sustentável dos recursos haliêuticos no segundo maior lago da Suécia.
  • Solar energy, lighting up a remote landing site

    24/08/2018
    - 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.
  • Tri Mora FLAG

    01/08/2018
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Tri Mora FLAG is situated in the central part of Adriatic coast in Zadar County, under the Velebit mountain range and stretching over the Velebit channel.
  • North Thames FLAG --ARCHIVED as of 31 January 2020--

    27/06/2018
    - FLAG Factsheet
    --ARCHIVED as of 31 January 2020-- The FLAG area covers the North Thames from Thurrock to Shoeburyness in Essex and is based around the port at Leigh-on-Sea. The port is the first when travelling up the Thames from London and has significant cultural importance in the area, attracting tourists from all over South East England. The major fisheries industry in Leigh-on-Sea is the cockle fishery which dominates much of the port. However, there are also several trawlers targeting mixed fisheries in the Greater Thames and Southern North Sea areas
  • Protecting the fish resources of Ventspils

    26/06/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    A volunteer association of professional and recreational fishermen obtains support to combat illegal fishing and better monitor local fish stocks.
  • 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.
  • Creating the label “Concha de la Costa”

    22/06/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    The Málaga FLAG has promoted an initiative to brand a specific local clam (‘Callista chione’ or ‘concha fina’), adding value to this local species and guaranteeing a high-quality standard.
  • Managing discards: lessons from an artisanal fishing fleet

    22/06/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    This FLAG project assesses the challenges of managing the discards produced by the artisanal fishing fleet in the Pontevedra Estuary, Spain. The project clarifies the impact new EU landing obligations will have on the fleet and outlines the future implications and consequences of the measures when they come into force.