FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Themes

17/11/2015
Good Practice Short Story
In 2013, to limit the proliferation of “fake” products using the name of the local fish, “Kitkan Viisas” vendace, fishermen from Kuusamo, Northern Finland, teamed up to secure its listing in the EU’s Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) scheme. To further promote this unique product, a web and mobile video game, called the Legends of Kitka, was also developed.
11/11/2015
Good Practice Method
National networks (NNs) play an important role in developing the capacity of FLAGs and managing authorities (MAs), and in stimulating and supporting transnational cooperation. In Estonia, the NN 2007-2013 worked in close collaboration with the MA to facilitate dialogue and ensure good cooperation between all actors involved in fisheries CLLD. It also developed information tools, and provided guidance and capacity building for the FLAGs
11/11/2015
Good Practice Method
FLAG communication activities can be an important catalyst for innovation and change, and are a transversal element in the local development strategy. Through effective communication, the Adriatico Salentino FLAG in Puglia, Italy, has helped to empower local fishermen to become drivers of change in their communities.
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.
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.
01/07/2015
Basic page
This page leads to all the project examples published during the 2007-2013 programming period.
01/07/2015
Publication
Collection of FARNET Magazine published during the 2007-2013 programming period.
01/07/2015
Publication
Earlier FARNET Guides are available in 11 languages (download pdf): Guide #1: Starting Up, #2: Cooperation, #3: Adding value, #4: Steps for Success, #5: Diversification of Fisheries Areas, #6: Green Growth in Europe’s Fisheries Areas, #7: A tool in the hands of fisheries communities, #8: Marketing the local catch, #9: Fisheries and Tourism: Creating benefits for the community, Sailing Towards 2020: Axis 4 in Action
FLAG Factsheet
The FLAG’s area coincides with the area covered by the Municipality of Pescara, a middle size city in the centre of the Adriatic coast of Italy, its shore is characterised by typical Mediterranean scrub (“la macchia mediterranea”).