FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Small-scale and coastal fisheries

  • Cyclades FLAG

    22/08/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Cyclades Archipelago is made up of 24 small islands; 16 of which have a population of less than 3 000 people. This means that both human and economic resources are fragmented here.
  • Green harbour of Malaga: an environmentally-friendly engine for small-scale fishing boats

    27/06/2017
    - Good Practice Short Story
    In Malaga, small-scale artisanal fishing accounts for the overwhelming majority of the local fleet. However, high fuel prices and low quality of boat engines have been threatening the future of small-scale sustainable fishing in the area.
  • Providing information on present and future EMFF support to small-scale coastal fisheries through FLAGs

    26/06/2017
    - Publication
    Calls for greater levels of support to Small-Scale Coastal Fisheries (SSCF) have been on the rise but it appears that Member States and steakeholders are not taking full advantage of the numerous existing funding possibilities under the EMFF in favour of SSCF. FLAGs are one of the possibilities offered by the EMFF to reach out to SSCF and, in practice, the SSCF sector is the natural partner of most FLAGs. Still the extent to which FLAGs have been supporting SSCF is unclear. This report aims to provide an indication of the level of support provided by FLAGs to SSCF. It is based on a survey which has been carried out among FLAGs from both the EFF and EMFF periods which were asked to assess the level of support channelled to SSCF through their Local Development Strategies (LDS).
  • Dorset and East Devon FLAG

    02/06/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area has been selected because of its wide geographical range and its potential to benefit as many small fishing communities as possible. The local fishery has an extremely diverse range of fish and shellfish species.
  • Leba River Basin FLAG

    30/05/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG is situated on the Baltic Sea coast very close to the well-known Slowinski National Park. The area includes Leba, a fishing harbour with a small to medium-sized fishing fleet. Here we can also find fish processing as well as fish farming.
  • Talsi FLAG

    30/05/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Talsi FLAG is located in North Kurzeme, with a 54 km coastline along the Gulf of Riga. The FLAG area has a long history and tradition in fisheries. The activities of businesses are closely linked to the use of local natural resources
  • The marine villages of Ionian Sea FLAG

    30/05/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG is located at the North-Eastern side of the Calabria region, close to the Gulf of Taranto. The area has important fish landing ports, fish processing enterprises and significant tourism potential, however there are challenges here linked to poor integration between sectors especially poor linkages between traditional fishing activities and tourism.
  • Lesvos FLAG

    29/05/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Lesvos is the third largest island in Greece and forms part of the North-East Aegean region. The island is rural and sparsely populated. The local economy is based on agricultural and fisheries activities. The island is known for olive oil, local dairy products, and fish.
  • Kozani FLAG

    29/05/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Although the Region of Western Macedonia accounts for 60% of all of Greece’s water reserves, previous efforts at developing fisheries in the area have failed to gain traction.
  • Rodopi FLAG

    26/05/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area comprises the lagoons of Vistonida, Ismarida, Porto Lagos, Aliki, Ptelea, Xirolimni and Karatza, parts of the Nestos and Kompsatos river basins and the coastline of Rodopi and Xanthi prefectures (up to 10 km inland).