FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Small-scale and coastal fisheries

  • North Thames FLAG

    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
  • Protecting the fish resources of Ventspils

    26/06/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    A volunteer association of professional and recreational fishermen obtains support to combat illegal fishing and better monitor local fish stocks.
  • Orchestrating a new Marine Protected Area

    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.
  • Creating the label “Concha de la Costa”

    22/06/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    The Málaga FLAG has promoted an initiative to brand a specific local clam (‘Callista chione’ or ‘concha fina’), adding value to this local species and guaranteeing a high-quality standard.
  • A Swedish FLAG wants to cooperate around small-scale coastal fisheries

    11/05/2018
    - Cooperation Idea
    The Halland FLAG would like to come in touch with FLAG projects to cooperate with, related to adding value to fisheries by diversification of products, new activities and tourism.
  • Highland & Moray FLAG

    12/02/2018
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Previously operating as two separate FLAGs, Highland and Moray have formed a regional partnership to deliver the 2014-2020 programme. The Highland & Moray FLAG is the largest UK FLAG in operation covering 4,985km of coastline around some of the most sparsely populated and remote land in Europe.
  • Calarasi Danube FLAG

    16/01/2018
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG territory is flat, located in the South-East of the country and consists of the Bărăgan plain and the Danube meadow. In the FLAG area, there are natural coastline wetlands with great biological diversity.
  • Guidelines to strengthen organizations representing the small-scale fishing sector

    19/12/2017
    - News
    Practical action points to strengthen small-scale fishing organisations and help them make their voices heard in the decision-making process
  • North of Tyne FLAG

    15/12/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The area comprises 14 settlements with fishing activity from North Shields in the south to Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north, covering a distance of approximately 105 km, with a coastal population of 72,728, and with over 150 people directly in the fishing industry.
  • Sea truffle farming

    01/12/2017
    - Good Practice Project
    A local fisheries cooperative and research institute successfully pilot the farming of warty venus clams, or “sea truffles”, diversifying the area’s aquaculture production.