FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Marine activities

  • Fisheries and wind farming

    05/10/2018
    - Cooperation Idea
    The West Normandy FLAG is looking for experience, examples and solutions in the coordination and harmonising of offshore wind farming and fisheries activities. Through this cooperation project and with its future partners, the FLAG aims to develop guidance on how to develop and manage the successful co-existence of these two industries.
  • Neringa FLAG

    31/07/2018
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Neringa FLAG area is located between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon. The city of Neringa was formed in 1961 and comprises a territory of eight separately administered areas, of which the central area is Nida. The city is situated in the Curonian Spit National Park and shares both a land and water border with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. Fishing activities and commercial quotas are limited in the FLAG’s territory due to environmental protection requirements. There is an abundance of species in the Curonian Lagoon, many of which are fished commercially, including salmon, turbot and eel.
  • A cooperation project to add value to local food products

    19/07/2018
    - Cooperation Idea
    The Saint-Brieuc LEADER LAG and FLAG want to foster economic and tourism development in their area by making local products a lever to create tools for tourism, attract new visitors, improve the area's profile and enable local actors to work together. Through this cooperation project, the Saint-Brieuc LEADER LAG and FLAG aim to build, share and find development opportunities with its future partners; doing better together by drawing on shared experiences and good practices.
  • Developing a knowledge hub on Marine Protected Areas

    05/07/2018
    - Cooperation Idea
    The Cyclades FLAG, Greece, is looking for partners to build a practical working group on fostering socio-economic development around MPAs. The idea is to bring together Mediterranean FLAGs that are home to a Marine Protected Area to exchange and discuss ways to ensure MPAs are successful in protecting biodiversity while remaining economically viable. Participating FLAGs would take turns to organise and host a workshop and case study on the topic, starting in early 2019. Read on for further details.
  • Managing discards: lessons from an artisanal fishing fleet

    22/06/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    This FLAG project assesses the challenges of managing the discards produced by the artisanal fishing fleet in the Pontevedra Estuary, Spain. The project clarifies the impact new EU landing obligations will have on the fleet and outlines the future implications and consequences of the measures when they come into force.
  • 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.
  • Shetland Islands FLAG

    17/01/2018
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Shetland is an island archipelago located 340 km north of Aberdeen and 362 km west of Bergen, Norway. It consists of over 100 islands and islets of which 16 are inhabited.
  • Boosting a seaweed business on the Irish offshore Islands

    11/01/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    West FLAG supports business development among some of the most marginalised and remote communities in the country, including offshore islands and native Irish speaking communities where a seaweed company has grown from one to four employees.
  • Northern and South East Crete FLAG

    31/10/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area includes the most developed area of the island of Crete (North West and North East coastal parts of Heraklion) in terms of tourism. Despite the extensive coastline, fishing is limited to demersal and small pelagic fish species which are promoted to the local fish markets.
  • Crete Messara Gulf FLAG

    31/10/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Due to its extensive history and unique natural environment, this FLAG area which covers the southwest part of Heraklion Prefecture, (Messara Gulf), is rich with cultural and natural assets.