FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Themes

17/06/2020
Good Practice Short Story
COVID-19 paralysed many sectors of the economy in the Basque Country. Although the fisheries sector, like other food-producing sectors, was given priority during the pandemic, the lack of security and low-priced seafood could have forced many vessels and fishing organisations to stop working.
16/06/2020
Good Practice Short Story
Thanks to business advice from Oeste FLAG and national financial support, a fisheries observer who wanted to change his career path has successfully started his own company in Portugal, working with marine plants called halophytes.
16/06/2020
Good Practice Project
Δύο γειτονικές ομάδες FLAG συνεργάζονται για να υποστηρίξουν μια εφαρμογή κινητής τηλεφωνίας, το MonPêcheur, η οποία συνδέει σε τοπικό επίπεδο τους αλιείς με τους καταναλωτές μέσω μιας σε απευθείας σύνδεση πλατφόρμας για επικοινωνία, προώθηση και πώληση των αλιευμάτων απευθείας στον καταναλωτή.
10/04/2020
Good Practice Short Story
Four Sardinian FLAGs have linked up with the University of Cagliari to create a waste management system for efficiently dealing with marine litter caught by local fishers.
09/04/2020
News
Keeping you up to date on efforts and actions carried out by FLAGs, National Networks and Managing Authorities to support the fisheries and aquaculture sector in EU Member States overcome the challenges presented by the coronavirus, COVID-19. Be sure to check this rolling coverage regularly to get inspiration for actions in your areas. And contact the FARNET Support Unit with any of your news.
How can FLAGs help fishing and aquaculture communities with the coronavirus crisis?
27/03/2020
News
The COVID-19 outbreak has created an unprecedented situation which requires a general mobilisation of the actors involved in the sector. Now more than ever, as FLAGs, you are in the first line and best placed to develop local responses to the local specific problems due to the crisis. Your field knowledge is a valuable advantage that we should use to the benefit of local communities.
13/03/2020
Good Practice Project
A local company set up by Achill community two decades ago, has created an aquarium in a disused building they own, engaging volunteers, retired fishers and fisheries-related workers. The Achill Experience Aquarium and Visitors Centre became the first cultural space in Ireland based on local fisheries heritage and remains one of the biggest attractions of the county.
10/03/2020
Cooperation Idea
Pillio FLAG is looking for partners from Cyprus, Italy, Malta, Spain, Portugal and France to create a transnational organisation (AKTES). The purpose of the organisation is the development and implementation a transnational quality agreement (pact) joining tourism stakeholders under a common strategy. The strategy aims to guarantee a minimum quality for products and services; improving the tourist offer of those areas; mitigating seasonality; and encouraging better incomes and working conditions for local communities in coastal areas.
27/02/2020
Good Practice Project
Finnish and Polish fishermen work together on spreading new fishing techniques which benefit both the natural environment and the fisheries sector
27/02/2020
Good Practice Short Story
Thanks to Murcia FLAG’s support and networking, a paraplegic man turns his personal project of rehabilitation into the first National Sailing School for people with disabilities in the country.