FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Small-scale and coastal fisheries

  • 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.
  • Blue crab supports blue growth in northern Greece

    30/11/2015
    - Good Practice Short Story
    In Chalastra, Greece, the local Thessaloniki FLAG helped two budding entrepreneurs establish a successful seafood conditioning and processing business, specialising in live blue crab.
  • FEMER marine skin

    14/09/2015
    - Good Practice Project
    Through cooperation with local fishermen and designers, and inspired by traditional techniques from other fishing communities in Europe, a young French entrepreneur has developed an innovative fish skin tanning process and now sells her “marine leather” to fashion designers all around the country.
  • Fishing gear diversification

    14/09/2015
    - Good Practice Project
    Axis 4 financial support helped a fisherman on the Estonian island of Hiiumaa to diversify his activities outside of the fishing season into the production of fishing gear and multi-purpose nets. As well as creating a part-time job for this fisherman, it has also created four full-time jobs for local women.
  • Good Practice - Archive 2007-2013

    01/07/2015
    - Basic page
    This page leads to all the project examples published during the 2007-2013 programming period.