FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Adding value to fisheries

  • Supporting small-scale fisheries and aquaculture businesses

    03/11/2020
    - Good Practice Project
    The development of small-scale fisheries and aquaculture businesses in the Western Lithuania FLAG area is a vital part of the economic development of regions such as Klaipeda and Priekulė. This project, implemented by a small local company, aims to improve the processing of local fisheries and aquaculture products through a series of FLAG-funded strategic investments.
  • Attracting young people to the fisheries sector in the Chioggia and Po Delta

    03/11/2020
    - Good Practice Short Story
    The Chioggia and Po Delta FLAG has successfully convinced a high school to launch an official training programme in commercial fishing and fish production. The FLAG used their animation activities, together with fisheries stakeholders and the wider local community, to attract their first groups of students who will become the entrepreneurs of the future.
  • Converting a former mining area into a recreational and professional space for fisheries

    17/09/2020
    - Good Practice Project
    Supported by the South Leipzig FLAG, the dynamic redevelopment of former coal mining area into recreational and professional ‘fishing base’ will improve fisheries production and further develop local tourism in the Störmthal lake region.
  • Mar das Illas cooperation project shows results of its third edition

    31/08/2020
    - News
    The International Day of Marine Tourism and Pesca-tourism will take place on the 24th of September in the city of Pontevedra (Spain). On this day, the three FLAGs located in the Rías Baixas (Galicia) will present the results of the third edition of the Mar das Illas project, whose main objective is economic diversification through the promotion of marine tourism among fishers and their families.
  • MONPÊCHEUR: Connecting fishers and consumers at the quay!

    06/08/2020
    - Basic page
    Two neighbouring FLAGs cooperate to support a mobile phone app, MonPêcheur, to connect local fishers with consumers by providing them with an online platform for communicating, promoting, and selling their catches directly to the consumer.
  • Reviving the fisheries sector by promoting local seafood

    09/07/2020
    - Good Practice Short Story
    To support the economic revival of the local fishing sector following the COVID-19 crisis, the local fishing communities of the Hauts-de-France region have launched a weekly column in newspapers to promote their seafood products.
  • Adapting fishing practices to protect seabirds

    06/07/2020
    - Good Practice Project
    Through the MedAves Pesca project, the Oeste FLAG joined together with the Portuguese NGO SPEA to enable better communication and interaction with the fisheries sector. This joint project focused on adapting fisheries practices to avoid the death of seabirds while fishing in the Ilhas Berlengas area.
  • From fishermen to you

    19/06/2020
    - Good Practice Project
    Online sales have generated new interest since the COVID-19 pandemic, giving a renewed boost to projects such as Cabaz do Peixe. This virtual platform to sell fish to the general public from the local artisanal fishing fleet ensures the delivery of fresh and high-quality products, as well as consumer safety
  • Promoting the territory through culinary heritage and local seafood

    17/06/2020
    - Good Practice Short Story
    The Gargano LAG integrated the promotion of cultural and gastronomy heritage into their local development plan. This includes the development and promotion of the seafood sector. To do so, it supported the development of the Pesca Mia app, which connects the seafood sector, restaurants and private consumers.
  • Keeping fishing active and safe during the sanitary crisis

    17/06/2020
    - Good Practice Short Story
    COVID-19 paralysed many sectors of the economy in the Basque Country. Although the fisheries sector, like other food-producing sectors, was given priority during the pandemic, the lack of security and low-priced seafood could have forced many vessels and fishing organisations to stop working.