FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Small-scale and coastal fisheries

  • FLAG Support to Algae Production

    06/01/2021
    - Publication
    This study provides quantitative and qualitative information on algae-related projects funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) through Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs). The findings outline the levels of knowledge and interest amongst FLAGs in working further on algae production in contributing to their areas’ local development. In addition, the study improves the understanding of the challenges and opportunities perceived by FLAGs in the future support of algae-related activities in their areas.
  • FLAG Action Related to Algae

    04/01/2021
    - Publication
    This leaflet offers practical tips for FLAGs, project promoters and local stakeholders on how they can harness algae production in their areas in line with EU’s drive to support the sector through the European Green Deal, which acknowledges the importance of algae as food and a sustainable and alternative source of protein. The Green Deal’s food system strategy, Farm to Fork, specifically targets algae production as being a key part of the solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving food sustainability.
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    FR - FLAG Cooperation in France

    07/12/2020
    - Cooperation MS Fiche
    Cooperation is strongly encouraged by the programme authorities in France and FLAGs were required to lay out their plans for cooperation within their local development strategies in their bid to gain EMFF funding. In some cases, cooperation is viewed as a transversal tool to strengthen the impact of all areas of FLAG work and, in other cases, cooperation is programmed as an area of work in its own right with specific objectives.
  • Supporting small-scale fisheries and aquaculture businesses

    03/11/2020
    - Good Practice Project
    The development of small-scale fisheries and aquaculture businesses in the Western Lithuania FLAG area is a vital part of the economic development of regions such as Klaipeda and Priekulė. This project, implemented by a small local company, aims to improve the processing of local fisheries and aquaculture products through a series of FLAG-funded strategic investments.
  • Attracting young people to the fisheries sector in the Chioggia and Po Delta

    03/11/2020
    - Good Practice Short Story
    The Chioggia and Po Delta FLAG has successfully convinced a high school to launch an official training programme in commercial fishing and fish production. The FLAG used their animation activities, together with fisheries stakeholders and the wider local community, to attract their first groups of students who will become the entrepreneurs of the future.
  • Seals and Cormorants in the Baltic: Addressing a common environmental challenge

    28/10/2020
    - Basic page
    A large-scale cooperation project between Baltic FLAGs has increased knowledge on the impact the growing seal and cormorant populations are having on small-scale coastal fisheries in the region. Through this cooperation project, FLAGs have developed solutions for achieving the balanced management of marine resources.
  • Seals and Cormorants in the Baltic: Addressing a common environmental challenge

    13/10/2020
    - Good Practice Project
    A large-scale cooperation project between Baltic FLAGs has increased knowledge on the impact the growing seal and cormorant populations are having on small-scale coastal fisheries in the region. Through this cooperation project, FLAGs have developed solutions for achieving the balanced management of marine resources.
  • MONPÊCHEUR: Connecting fishers and consumers at the quay!

    06/08/2020
    - Basic page
    Two neighbouring FLAGs cooperate to support a mobile phone app, MonPêcheur, to connect local fishers with consumers by providing them with an online platform for communicating, promoting, and selling their catches directly to the consumer.
  • Reviving the fisheries sector by promoting local seafood

    09/07/2020
    - Good Practice Short Story
    To support the economic revival of the local fishing sector following the COVID-19 crisis, the local fishing communities of the Hauts-de-France region have launched a weekly column in newspapers to promote their seafood products.
  • Adapting fishing practices to protect seabirds

    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.