FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Themes

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.
04/07/2018
Event
FARNET's 7th transnational seminar took place on 20-22 November 2018 in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France. It offered FLAGs an opportunity to better understand what circular economy is and to exchange on different types of initiatives they might support to encourage more sustainable local production and consumption habits: based on reducing waste, re-using products and recycling materials.
27/06/2018
FLAG Factsheet
The FLAG area covers the North Thames from Thurrock to Shoeburyness in Essex and is based around the port at Leigh-on-Sea. The port is the first when travelling up the Thames from London and has significant cultural importance in the area, attracting tourists from all over South East England. The major fisheries industry in Leigh-on-Sea is the cockle fishery which dominates much of the port. However, there are also several trawlers targeting mixed fisheries in the Greater Thames and Southern North Sea areas
27/06/2018
Good Practice Method
Irish FLAGs have supported the development of six Regional Inshore Fisheries Forums (RIFFs) and a National Inshore Fisheries Forum (NIFF) to ensure representation of the small-scale segment of the fleet in regional and national decision making.
26/06/2018
Good Practice Project
Una asociación voluntaria de pescadores profesionales y recreativos ha obtenido apoyo para combatir la pesca ilegal y controlar mejor las poblaciones de peces locales.
26/06/2018
Good Practice Project
Un planteamiento y una inversión ciertamente creativos han llevado a la construcción de la primera planta de reciclaje de Dinamarca dedicada a transformar el poliestireno expandido en pellets de plástico, que luego se pueden vender a fabricantes para la producción de una amplia gama de nuevos productos. Se trata de un gran paso adelante en la gestión y procesamiento de las cajas de pescado usadas.
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.
25/06/2018
Good Practice Short Story
In collaboration with WWF Spain, and levering in funding from UP 1 of the EMFF, the Cádiz Estrecho FLAG is setting up an MPA to ensure the sustainable future of its natural environment and fisheries. While the fisheries of Cádiz have always been proactive in the protection of natural resources, further measures were deemed necessary to sufficiently protect the area’s marine environment.
22/06/2018
Good Practice Project
El GALP de Málaga ha promovido una iniciativa para crear una marca en torno a una almeja local especifica (Callista chione o «concha fina»), con el fin de añadir valor a dicha especie y establecer unas normas o estándares comunes de alta calidad.
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.