FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Marine litter

  • Cyclades FLAG

    22/08/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Cyclades Archipelago is made up of 24 small islands; 16 of which have a population of less than 3 000 people. This means that both human and economic resources are fragmented here.
  • Auray & Vannes FLAG

    01/08/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The area has a strong historical, geographic and cultural identity, both rural and maritime. The Auray and Vannes area has been shaped by maritime activities for decades.
  • Lesvos FLAG

    29/05/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Lesvos is the third largest island in Greece and forms part of the North-East Aegean region. The island is rural and sparsely populated. The local economy is based on agricultural and fisheries activities. The island is known for olive oil, local dairy products, and fish.
  • West Thessaloniki FLAG

    29/05/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area plays host to many important fisheries activities (including more than 60% of Greek mussel production). The main advantage the area has is its proximity to the large market of that the city of Thessaloniki offers. In general, however, fisheries here remain mostly small-scale.
  • East Thessaloniki FLAG

    29/05/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area stretches between two gulfs on the Macedonian coast. Its main advantage is its proximity to the big market town of Thessaloniki. The type of fisheries found here ranges from small to medium scale. The area has one fishery harbour with a fish auction, three fishery shelters, and significant processing infrastructure.
  • Saint-Brieuc FLAG

    24/05/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area is typical of Northern Brittany, combining a succession of rocky coastline, bays, river estuaries and marshes, as well as coastal towns strongly connected to a dynamic maritime environment. A great variety of ecosystems and scenery compose this area which is greatly influenced by the strong tides and harshness of the sea.
  • Santa Pola FLAG

    23/05/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Santa Pola FLAG is located in the South East of the Iberian Peninsula and covers the municipalities of Santa Pola and Guardamar. The main economic activities in both localities are fishing, aquaculture and tourism; salt production in salt lakes is also quite relevant.
  • North West FLAG

    18/04/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG North-West area is found along the coasts of counties Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim and comprises the 69 local electoral areas extending 10km from the coastline. Fishing and tourism are prominent within the coastal towns. There are 219 licenced registered fishing vessels in the area and 60% of these are day boats under eight metres in length.
  • Etruscan coast FLAG

    18/04/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area was selected based on the presence of significant fishing ports accommodating the fishing fleets operating in the maritime departments of Livorno and Portoferraio, which make use of the same fishing area and fish resources. In this area, the fishermen share markets, marketing methods and processing methods. The main fishing ports are located in Castiglione della Pescaia, Livorno and Marina di Campo.
  • Sponging up pollution

    21/03/2016
    - Good Practice Short Story
    Marine sponges are filter feeder organisms known to accumulate metallic trace elements and digest fecal bacteria from the marine environment. That’s why academic researchers from the LBCM (Université de Bretagne Sud) teamed up with shellfish farmers to explore the filtration capacities of marine sponges to improve sea-water quality in shellfish farming areas.