FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Governance

  • 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).
  • Slowinska FLAG

    26/06/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The area is located on the Baltic Sea coast and is characterised by significant natural assets. There are two fishing ports: Ustka and Rowy. The area includes about 10% of all fish resources caught by the Polish fleet.
  • 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.
  • South Ipeiros Amvrakikoy FLAG

    02/06/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area covers the region of the northern part of the Amvrakikos gulf and the Ionian Sea in the Preveza prefecture. The area is well known for its environmental richness and hosts both a RAMSAR wetlands protection area and multiple Natura 2000 sites. Numerous avifauna, mammals, fish and vertebrate species are found here.
  • Ipeirios - Ioannina FLAG

    02/06/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area covers 262 203 square kilometres and 3.55% of its population is employed in fisheries or aquaculture. In the region, maricultural activities are extensive and intensive. This includes the farming of seafood species such as bream and sea bass.
  • 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.
  • Emilia-Romagna Coast FLAG

    29/05/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG covers the entire 130km coast of the Emilia-Romagna region. In this region fishing and lagoon fish farming have a tradition for centuries. The local economy is mainly based on fishing, aquaculture, mari-culture and summer coastal 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.