FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Business support

  • Ionian Islands FLAG

    20/10/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The island of Corfu lies of the north-west coast of Greece. The local economy is mainly dependant on tourism. The island is known for its natural beauty and pleasant climate. As the only part of Greece not to have been occupied by the Ottoman empire, it has a unique history.
  • Catering company set up by a barnacle gatherer and his mother

    02/10/2017
    - Good Practice Short Story
    Playa del Aguilar, is a renowned beach and highly attractive touristic point on the Asturian coast. The village triples its population over the summer months, from 5 000 to 15 000 and the sandy beach and modern seafront are visited daily by thousands of tourists, summer residents and locals. However, in the vicinity of the beach, there are few restaurants or shops where tourists can buy ready-made food.
  • FLAG collaborates with a microcredit institution to support new local businesses

    15/09/2017
    - Good Practice Method
    The Eastern Cantabria FLAG has partnered with a local microcredit institution in assessing business plans to help community members obtain loans to launch new companies in its area.
  • Läänemaa FLAG

    14/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The coast of Läänemaa is sparsely populated, has a low relief and a coastline that is split sharply. Fishing has traditionally been mostly small-scale but in recent years has benefited from the expansion of several ports in the area.
  • Sicily Islands FLAG

    14/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area is included in three provinces and seven municipalities. Fishing activities on the Sicilian islands are mainly small-scale and coastal. Their challenges include poorly developed infrastructure in landing areas, a lack of real fish markets and a low number of processing facilities.
  • East Liguria FLAG

    13/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The East Liguria FLAG area covers all coastal municipalities of the provinces of Genoa and La Spezia, and is characterised by a geographical continuity and economical homogeneity based on micro and small businesses (mostly engaged in the trade and tourism sector).
  • Central Marche FLAG

    13/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The territory of the FLAG extends for a stretch of 70km of coast and includes the first (Ancona) and the third (Civitanova Marche) most important ports of the Marche Region. The prevailing economic sectors include manufacturing, industrial, crafts and service industries.
  • Basque Coast FLAG

    08/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    With a population increase of over 20% between 1999 and today, the area’s strong demographic dynamics concern both the coast and the hinterland and impact its entire economy. The maritime identity of the area is strong and sustains many economic sectors: port activities, tourism, sailing, fishing, marine aquaculture, etc.
  • 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.
  • Delta Dunarii (Danube) FLAG

    25/08/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Danube Delta FLAG area comprises 25 administrative units and covers two contrasting geographical zones: the wetland of the Danube delta and the continental zone. The most valuable opportunities in the FLAG area include its significant tourist potential due to its traditional gastronomy and an impressive variety of beautiful natural and cultural landscapes.