FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Infrastructure

  • South Leipzig area FLAG

    19/05/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG is mainly characterised by widespread former brown-coal mining areas. In many of the opencast pits, artificial lakes have developed, which form a major part of the landscape in the area south of Leipzig in the north-west of the FLAG territory. The long history of mining and its legacy of pollution and environmental hazards are challenges these areas must cope with.
  • Steinburg FLAG

    17/05/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Glückstadt is a town in the Steinburg district of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The FLAG area consists solely of the municipality of Glückstadt and is part of the LAG AktivRegion of Steinburg. Due to its location on the Elbe river on the way to Hamburg, its long tradition lies in fish processing, mainly herring, which is not caught in the FLAG area.
  • Dithmarschen FLAG

    16/05/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The county of Dithmarschen is a rural and coastal area located on the west coast of Schleswig-Holstein. Within this area, the fishing communities of Büsum, Friedrichskoog, Marne and the municipality of Wöhrden, form the territory covered by the FLAG.
  • Danish Small Islands - Småøerne FLAG

    07/04/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Småøerne FLAG covers 11 islands scattered throughout the seas around Denmark. This is an important change as the FLAG previously covered all 27 islands of the Småøerne LEADER LAG. However, due to budget cuts for CLLD funding and an area reduction as outlined in the fisheries Operational Programme, the FLAG now focuses on specially designated areas experiencing both a decline in population and a decrease in fisheries employment.
  • Kaszuby FLAG

    07/04/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The area is situated in the north-eastern part of Pomerania, in the Kaszuby Lake district. There are over 100 lakes and several rivers, the total surface of waters is over 6,000 hectares (nearly 5% of the FLAG area). Most of the lakes are owned by the state, others are rented by small family businesses which carry out extensive fish production.
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    Opole Region FLAG

    03/03/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The area covers 11 municipalities and is located in the basin of the Odra river and its tributaries: the Nysa Kłodzka, the Mała Panew and the Stobrawa. The area is largely rural and has strong links with the fishing tradition. There are many active fishermen and NGOs dealing with fisheries culture, history, promotion of local fish products and education.
  • Mondego Mar FLAG

    29/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Mondego Mar FLAG is located in the centre of the Portuguese coastline and covers the municipalities of Cantanhede, Figueira da Foz, Mira and Montemor-o-Velho. This area is composed of marine, freshwater and estuarine ecosystems creating a complex and rich environment and hosting a range of fisheries activities, from aquaculture to shellfish harvesting to coastal fisheries.
  • Sernikon FLAG

    27/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area is located in the metropolitan area of Riga, the capital of Latvia. It includes two municipalities, Carnikava and Saulkrasti. The area has a 35 km coastline along the Gulf of Riga and is renowned for its rich biodiversity and the landscape of the “Piejūra” Nature Park. This combination of elements provides considerable potential for the development of tourism and other related businesses.
  • North Kurzeme FLAG

    26/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Northern Kurzeme FLAG is located in northwest Latvia. The area is bordered by a 144 km stretch of the Baltic coast, from the parish of Jurkalne to the Cape of Kolka, and 12 km of the coastline around the Gulf of Riga. It includes Ventspils, one of the nine development centres of national significance in Latvia. There are two important fishing ports – Roja and Ventspils.
  • Lapland FLAG

    25/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Lapland is the northernmost part of the EU. During long winters (usually six months) the lakes are covered with a 60-80 cm thick layer of ice. The population density is very low, and the number of inhabitants is declining in most areas. The unemployment rates are high, between 13-18%. Tourism is flourishing, however, providing a growing market for local products.