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
Due FLAG limitrofi cooperano per sostenere la diffusione di MonPêcheur, un’applicazione per dispositivi mobili che favorisce il contatto tra pescatori locali e consumatori, offrendo agli operatori della pesca una piattaforma digitale per comunicare, promuovere e vendere il pescato direttamente al consumatore.
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
Un’azienda locale costituita una ventina d’anni fa dalla comunità di Achill ha creato un acquario in un edificio in disuso di sua proprietà; allo scopo, l’azienda ha coinvolto volontari, pescatori in pensione e lavoratori connessi con la filiera della pesca. “The Achill Experience Aquarium and Visitors Centre” è diventato il primo spazio culturale in Irlanda basato sul patrimonio ittico, nonché una delle principali attrazioni della contea.
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.