FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Governance

  • Fisheries and wind farming

    05/10/2018
    - Cooperation Idea
    The West Normandy FLAG is looking for experience, examples and solutions in the coordination and harmonising of offshore wind farming and fisheries activities. Through this cooperation project and with its future partners, the FLAG aims to develop guidance on how to develop and manage the successful co-existence of these two industries.
  • From the fish auction to your plate

    19/09/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    A new FLAG supports the fusion of gastronomy, “eating local” and fisheries heritage by supporting an atypical restaurant in the port of Gandía.
  • Co-management of fish resources in Lake Vãttern

    29/08/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    The Lake Vãttern Co-management Group, supported by the FLAG, is helping local stakeholders to reach a consensus on the sustainable management of fish resources of the second largest lake in Sweden.
  • Solar energy, lighting up a remote landing site

    24/08/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    A local fisherman takes the initiative to explore how solar lighting might improve safety and make working hours more flexible at the remote pier where he lands his fish.
  • Enhancing native oyster stocks in Tralee Bay

    24/08/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    A fisheries cooperative embraces the use of new technology to ensure the sustainability of its native oyster stocks. By adopting spat collectors (“coupelles”) used in France, the Tralee Oyster Fisheries Society has offered a brighter future to its oyster fishers and the local tradition they represent.
  • Learning from fisher-led, marine plastic litter reduction initiatives

    22/08/2018
    - Cooperation Idea
    The Hastings FLAG is looking for experience, cases, solutions and actions taken to reduce marine litter in other parts of Europe and, in particular, in the Channel area and North Sea.
  • Neringa FLAG

    31/07/2018
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Neringa FLAG area is located between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon. The city of Neringa was formed in 1961 and comprises a territory of eight separately administered areas, of which the central area is Nida. The city is situated in the Curonian Spit National Park and shares both a land and water border with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. Fishing activities and commercial quotas are limited in the FLAG’s territory due to environmental protection requirements. There is an abundance of species in the Curonian Lagoon, many of which are fished commercially, including salmon, turbot and eel.
  • A cooperation project to add value to local food products

    19/07/2018
    - Cooperation Idea
    The Saint-Brieuc LEADER LAG and FLAG want to foster economic and tourism development in their area by making local products a lever to create tools for tourism, attract new visitors, improve the area's profile and enable local actors to work together. Through this cooperation project, the Saint-Brieuc LEADER LAG and FLAG aim to build, share and find development opportunities with its future partners; doing better together by drawing on shared experiences and good practices.
  • Developing a knowledge hub on Marine Protected Areas

    05/07/2018
    - Cooperation Idea
    The Cyclades FLAG, Greece, is looking for partners to build a practical working group on fostering socio-economic development around MPAs. The idea is to bring together Mediterranean FLAGs that are home to a Marine Protected Area to exchange and discuss ways to ensure MPAs are successful in protecting biodiversity while remaining economically viable. Participating FLAGs would take turns to organise and host a workshop and case study on the topic, starting in early 2019. Read on for further details.
  • 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