This guide provides tools for FLAGs to identify and effectively address social exclusion in fisheries areas. It is made up of two parts, each consisting of practical factsheets, and most of the examples and recommendations are based on the FARNET transnational seminar on social inclusion that took place in March 2017.
The FLAG is located on the Baltic sea coast. It has many valuable assets, in particular its nature, landscape and culture. The fisheries sector, together with tourism, play and important role in the economy.
The Golfo Ártabro Norte FLAG is situated in the northeast of Galicia. It includes ten municipalities located north of the (“Golfo”) Ártabro Bay, more specifically those around the rias of Betanzos, Ares and Ferrol. The territory has 10 landing points with basic facilities used daily by around 250 small-scale traditional fishing boats. In addition, shell fish gatherers are working in the tidal area of the beaches.
The FLAG is located along one of Sweden's four national rivers famous for salmon and trout fishing, both by professional fishermen and recreational anglers. The Vindel river system is one of the best protected Swedish rivers. Fishing in the area (especially for trout and salmon) is regulated in different ways by national rules.
What does social inclusion in fisheries communities mean to you? Grab your cameras and show us because we’re launching a photo competition!
Submit your photograph before March 15th and you may just win to have your photograph be a focal point in the next FARNET Guide following the transnational seminar on “Social inclusion for vibrant fishing communities”.