FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Adding value to fisheries

  • Bothnian Sea and Lake Pyhäjärvi FLAG

    25/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Bothnian Sea coastline and Lake Pyhäjärvi have a lengthy tradition in the fisheries sector where the main catches include vendace and signal crayfish. About half of Finland´s Baltic herring catch is landed on the harbours along this particular part of the coast. Whitefish, salmon and other fresh water species are similarly important to the area. The processing industry is also highly active here. An additional positive development in recent years has been the growth in pesca-tourism.
  • Best project awards in Latvia

    10/12/2016
    - Good Practice Method
    An annual competition for the best projects supported by the Liepaja LAG-FLAG helps to involve the community, inspire new projects and monitor results.
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    Central Finland FLAG looking to utilize the cyprinid species

    21/11/2016
    - Cooperation Idea
    The Central Finland FLAG is looking for solutions to grade, scale and gut cyprinid fish, mainly roach.
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    Processing and retailing fisheries and aquaculture products

    21/11/2016
    - Cooperation Idea
    The KAVALA FLAG from Greece aims to encourage private investment in processing fisheries and aquaculture products (FAPs), highlighting the new opportunities and markets.
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    New start-up company models for young unemployed people

    21/11/2016
    - Cooperation Idea
    The North Sardinia FLAG wishes to cooperate with FLAGs concerned with new start-up models led by young people, fishermen’s relatives or young people leaving secondary schools who want to create self-employment opportunities.
  • Finnish FLAG open to cooperation for inland fisheries projects

    21/11/2016
    - Cooperation Idea
    The Bothhian Sea and Lake Pyhäjärvi FLAG from the south of Finland is open to cooperation ideas. The FLAG has long-term experience in lake fisheries and in the development of fisheries with a strong link to water quality management.
  • The Millennium Tuna Route

    14/10/2016
    - Good Practice Short Story
    With local unemployment standing at over 34% and an isolated and struggling fishing sector, Cádiz Estrecho FLAG has invested in promoting its fishing heritage – and in particular its traditional “almadraba” tuna fishing activity, which dates back to Phoenicians times – as a unique selling point to attract quality tourism beyond the peak season.
  • Galician FLAG open to cooperation ideas

    07/10/2016
    - Cooperation Idea
    The Mariña Ortegal FLAG from Galicia, Spain, is open to cooperation ideas from around Europe. In particular, it is interested in cooperation on projects related to adding value to fisheries projects through processing and marketing.
  • FISCHtival of cultures: a colourful and international event with food and music as bridges for the integration of migrants

    05/10/2016
    - Good Practice Short Story
    FISCHtival, the open air festival of concerts and food organized by the Tirschenreuth FLAG in the summer of 2015, had not expected to provide such a transformation to the local community. The initial idea behind the event was to promote the activities of the pond fishing association, which is responsible for the administration of the FLAG.
  • Certified octopus fishery

    16/09/2016
    - Good Practice Project
    With the support of Axis 4, a Spanish octopus fishery became the world’s first to receive Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, opening up new marketing opportunities to the local fleet.