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06/07/2020
Good Practice Project
Through the MedAves Pesca project, the Oeste FLAG joined together with the Portuguese NGO SPEA to enable better communication and interaction with the fisheries sector. This joint project focused on adapting fisheries practices to avoid the death of seabirds while fishing in the Ilhas Berlengas area.
19/06/2020
Good Practice Project
As vendas online têm suscitado um interesse renovado desde a eclosão da pandemia de COVID-19, dando um novo impulso a projetos como o Cabaz do Peixe. Esta plataforma virtual para a venda ao público de peixe capturado pela frota de pesca artesanal local assegura o fornecimento de produtos frescos e de elevada qualidade, bem como a segurança dos consumidores.
17/06/2020
Good Practice Short Story
The Gargano LAG integrated the promotion of cultural and gastronomy heritage into their local development plan. This includes the development and promotion of the seafood sector. To do so, it supported the development of the Pesca Mia app, which connects the seafood sector, restaurants and private consumers.
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
Dois GALP de zonas vizinhas cooperam com vista à promoção de uma aplicação para telemóvel, MonPêcheur, que visa ligar os pescadores locais aos consumidores através da disponibilização de uma plataforma em linha que lhes permite comunicar, promover e vender as suas capturas diretamente ao consumidor.
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.