FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

New technology

  • Becoming self-sufficient through renewables

    17/12/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    The fishing organisation of Bustio has become the first in Spain to become self-sufficient in renewable energy for its on land operations. By making an environmental commitment to reduce carbon emissions, it is saving around €10 000 a year on electricity.
  • Fish traps - an alternative to gillnet-fishing in German Baltic Sea waters?

    14/12/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    By engaging local fishermen in the development and testing of environmentally-friendly fish traps, the Baltic Sea FLAG is paving the way for sustainable fisheries along its coast in a wider context of adding value to the local catch.
  • Reef Water Coral Farm

    18/09/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    A Galician FLAG has supported the creation of Europe’s first commercial coral farm, growing approximately 5 000 corals annually and attracting school trips of children from around the area.
  • Solar energy, lighting up a remote landing site

    24/08/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    A local fisherman takes the initiative to explore how solar lighting might improve safety and make working hours more flexible at the remote pier where he lands his fish.
  • Enhancing native oyster stocks in Tralee Bay

    24/08/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    A fisheries cooperative embraces the use of new technology to ensure the sustainability of its native oyster stocks. By adopting spat collectors (“coupelles”) used in France, the Tralee Oyster Fisheries Society has offered a brighter future to its oyster fishers and the local tradition they represent.
  • Vakava, a network for underused fish species

    25/06/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    By finding commercial outlets for certain fish species, especially those that tend to overpopulate, this project aims to ensure better local resource management, improving the image of undervalued species and reducing eutrophication in Finnish lakes.
  • Aquaponics to produce fish and tomatoes

    18/06/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    To reduce the impact of fish farming on the environment, a group of local actors, with initial LEADER LAG support, has developed the symbiotic production of fish and tomatoes into a highly successful business.
  • Cultivating microalgae for omega-3

    18/06/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    Thanks to FLAG support, a new start-up company has been launched to cultivate microalgae on land for oil extraction, to be used as a pharmaceutical-grade nutrient for human consumption.
  • Seaweed assessment and management plan along Latvia’s coast

    11/04/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    Latvian FLAGs teamed up in a cooperation project to finance a study aimed at assessing the seaweed production potential from Latvian waters along with options for a management plan that would ensure a sustainable exploitation of this resource.
  • Detecting toxic microalgae

    22/02/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    Oyster farms on the Leucate lagoon are regularly affected by toxic phytoplankton, leading to economic losses, especially during the high season around Christmas. In search of a solution, shellfish farmers teamed up with a biotech start-up to test a new, quick and easy way to detect toxic marine microalgae and anticipate its proliferation.