FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Small-scale and coastal fisheries

  • Orkney Islands FLAG

    27/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Orkney is made up of 70 islands, 18 of which are inhabited. Orkney is both a rural and island community, and economy, in an extremely peripheral location off the North coast of Scotland, which gives rise to a unique mix of opportunities and challenges. The whole of the Orkney Islands’ are included in the FLAG area.
  • North Kurzeme FLAG

    26/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Northern Kurzeme FLAG is located in northwest Latvia. The area is bordered by a 144 km stretch of the Baltic coast, from the parish of Jurkalne to the Cape of Kolka, and 12 km of the coastline around the Gulf of Riga. It includes Ventspils, one of the nine development centres of national significance in Latvia. There are two important fishing ports – Roja and Ventspils.
  • Central Finland FLAG

    25/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Fishing is an important and profitable activity in the FLAG area, especially along the main section of the Kymijoki River. Fish farming is also an important economic activity, with a strong tradition in the area. The existence of local centres of population, as well as the proximity of the Helsinki metropolitan region, guarantees a consistent demand for fish products.
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    Central Finland FLAG looking to utilize the cyprinid species

    21/11/2016
    - Cooperation Idea
    The Central Finland FLAG is looking for solutions to grade, scale and gut cyprinid fish, mainly roach.
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    New start-up company models for young unemployed people

    21/11/2016
    - Cooperation Idea
    The North Sardinia FLAG wishes to cooperate with FLAGs concerned with new start-up models led by young people, fishermen’s relatives or young people leaving secondary schools who want to create self-employment opportunities.
  • Certified octopus fishery

    16/09/2016
    - Good Practice Project
    With the support of Axis 4, a Spanish octopus fishery became the world’s first to receive Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, opening up new marketing opportunities to the local fleet.
  • Vianapesca PO - Product placement – Promoting canned fish with a story

    14/06/2016
    - Good Practice Project
    This project by the Vianapesca Producer Organisation (PO) focused on adding value to local fisheries products through processing and a marketing campaign. Faced with the problem of low prices, the Vianapesca PO needed to find a way to enhance the value of low priced fish such as mackerel and sardine. It therefore approached the FLAG with the idea of designing a project on adding value.
  • Boat stories: catching the human side of fisheries

    18/04/2016
    - Good Practice Short Story
    To help preserve and promote the local fishing communities of North Devon, UK, Boat stories set sail with the North Devon FLAG in 2014 to make 10 short films telling the personal stories of those living and working with boats in the area. The stories, told by the skippers or crew, open the door to a world mostly hidden to even those who live on the coast, enticing the audience to come and have a closer look.
  • Telecapeche

    14/02/2016
    - Good Practice Project
    TELECAPECHE is an e-technology system that provides real-time data to local fisheries and aquaculture committees, helping them to monitor fish stocks and adopt suitable management measures. Launched with Axis 4 support, the system’s creators are now looking at some big developments using CLLD under the EMFF.
  • FiskOnline - The pathway to eco-certification

    14/01/2016
    - Good Practice Short Story
    FiskOnline has established a pathway for local fishermen to gain certification for the sustainability for their fishing activities.