FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Small-scale and coastal fisheries

  • South West FLAG

    28/08/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Kerry is one of the most sparsely populated counties in Ireland with the most rural and peripheral areas in the county experiencing declining populations over the last 20 years. This is especially true of the coastal regions.
  • Olympias FLAG

    25/08/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The area includes the coast of the Ilia prefecture and the Pinios Lake and is located along the western half of the Peloponnese peninsula. The fisheries activities found here are mostly small-scale.
  • Aitoliki FLAG

    25/08/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area consists of a combination of mountainous and coastal landscapes. It possesses Greece’s largest lagoon (the Messolonghi lagoon). Most of the fishing activity is small-scale and traditional and takes place in the Messolonghi lagoon.
  • Evros FLAG

    24/08/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area lies in Eastern Macedonia, near the Turkish border. It can be characterised economically by the development of tourism, especially on the island of Samothraki.
  • Cyclades FLAG

    22/08/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Cyclades Archipelago is made up of 24 small islands; 16 of which have a population of less than 3 000 people. This means that both human and economic resources are fragmented here.
  • Fishermen and municipality join forces to set up a local fish market

    04/07/2017
    - Good Practice Project
    Fishermen and the local municipality worked together to improve selling conditions for fresh fish in Olt county with a local fish market for 170 fishermen.
  • Green harbour of Malaga: an environmentally-friendly engine for small-scale fishing boats

    27/06/2017
    - Good Practice Short Story
    In Malaga, small-scale artisanal fishing accounts for the overwhelming majority of the local fleet. However, high fuel prices and low quality of boat engines have been threatening the future of small-scale sustainable fishing in the area.
  • Orkney Shellfish Research Project

    27/06/2017
    - Good Practice Project
    The Orkney Fisheries Research project is supporting the bottom-up delivery of a management plan and providing the evidence base for MSC accreditation for the brown crab fishery and other species in local waters.
  • Present and Future EMFF Support to Small-Scale Coastal Fisheries through FLAGs

    26/06/2017
    - Publication
    Calls for greater levels of support to Small-Scale Coastal Fisheries (SSCF) have been on the rise but it appears that Member States and steakeholders are not taking full advantage of the numerous existing funding possibilities under the EMFF in favour of SSCF. FLAGs are one of the possibilities offered by the EMFF to reach out to SSCF and, in practice, the SSCF sector is the natural partner of most FLAGs. Still the extent to which FLAGs have been supporting SSCF is unclear. This report aims to provide an indication of the level of support provided by FLAGs to SSCF. It is based on a survey which has been carried out among FLAGs from both the EFF and EMFF periods which were asked to assess the level of support channelled to SSCF through their Local Development Strategies (LDS).
  • Dorset and East Devon FLAG

    02/06/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area has been selected because of its wide geographical range and its potential to benefit as many small fishing communities as possible. The local fishery has an extremely diverse range of fish and shellfish species.