Fisheries Areas Network

Circular economy

  • Closing the Loop: circular economy in fishing and aquaculture areas

    - Event
    FARNET's next transnational seminar will take place on 20-22 November 2017. The seminar will be an opportunity for FLAGs to better understand what circular economy is and will help them exchange on different types of actions and projects they might undertake.
  • Recycling polystyrene fish boxes

    - Good Practice Project
    Some creative thinking and investment have led to the creation of Denmark’s first recycling plant to process expanded polystyrene into plastic pellets that can be sold to manufacturers for a wide range of new products. This is a leap forward in terms of handling used fish boxes.
  • Vakava, a network for underused fish species

    - 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

    - 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.
  • Crushed shells and 3D printing

    - Good Practice Short Story
    In Olbia, the northern area of Sardinia, the shells of mussels are no longer considered waste. With the help of the FLAG, local students and teachers are using crushed shells to create useful objects of all sorts, from moulds created by 3D printing.
  • Ponte Lama multifund LAG

    - FLAG Factsheet
    The F/LAG’s area covers about 20 Km of Apulian coastline along the Adriatic Sea to the north of Bari, including three municipalities Trani, Bisceglie and Molfetta (the last two were part of the Terre di Mare FLAG) . The coast is mainly rocky and calcareous, with some long sandy and pebble shores. The economy of the more densely populated part of the area is based on agriculture, fisheries, manufacturing industry and services. This area is a national holiday resort and is also known for its prestigious Norman castles.
  • Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea FLAG

    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG’s area covers over 150km of the Tyrrhenian coastline, including the provinces of Cosenza and Catanzaro. The coastline is characteristically sandy and rocky and is scattered with many small mountain villages. The main tourism location in the area is the city of Diamante.
  • South Marche FLAG

    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG is situated in the Southern part of the Marche region, bordering with the Abruzzo region at the mouth of the Tronto river. It is a discontinuous area of five municipalities (from north to south- Porto San Giorgio, Pedaso, Cupra Marittima, Grottammare and San Benedetto del Tronto).
  • Granada Coast FLAG

    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area’s coastline is very rugged, formed by steep cliffs and hillsides. Its proximity to Africa and the Sierra Nevada Mountains protects the area’s coastline from the cold winds of the north, thus creating a subtropical microclimate. The region has approximately 320 days of sun per year and an average temperature of 20°C. It is one of the most densely populated regions in Andalucía
  • Basque Coast FLAG

    - 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.