FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Society and culture

  • FARNET Magazine n°15

    11/10/2017
    - Publication
    In this 2017 edition: support to small scale coastal fisheries, the challenge of generational renewal, FLAGs, local innovation and risk taking, cooperation takes off in CLLD fisheries areas, reports from Spain, Sweden and Germany
  • Putting aquaculture at the heart of Tirschenreuth’s identity

    02/10/2017
    - Good Practice Short Story
    The Tirschenreuth FLAG region may have a long history of small family-owned aquaculture ponds but aquaculture did not always have the standing it enjoys today. The thousand-year-old tradition was almost forgotten when the FLAG took action to restore its cultural significance in the area.
  • FARNET Guide #13: Social inclusion for vibrant fishing communities

    15/09/2017
    - Publication
    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.
  • Läänemaa FLAG

    14/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The coast of Läänemaa is sparsely populated, has a low relief and a coastline that is split sharply. Fishing has traditionally been mostly small-scale but in recent years has benefited from the expansion of several ports in the area.
  • Sicily Islands FLAG

    14/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area is included in three provinces and seven municipalities. Fishing activities on the Sicilian islands are mainly small-scale and coastal. Their challenges include poorly developed infrastructure in landing areas, a lack of real fish markets and a low number of processing facilities.
  • Silver Coast FLAG

    13/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG is situated in the south of the Tuscany Region on the Mediterranean Sea (Mar Tirreno). This region has a long fisheries tradition, nevertheless, the fisheries communities’ population and fleet have been reduced by 50% over the last 30 years.
  • Basque Coast FLAG

    08/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    With a population increase of over 20% between 1999 and today, the area’s strong demographic dynamics concern both the coast and the hinterland and impact its entire economy. The maritime identity of the area is strong and sustains many economic sectors: port activities, tourism, sailing, fishing, marine aquaculture, etc.
  • Teaching young people about fisheries

    08/09/2017
    - Good Practice Short Story
    One of the main needs identified by the Galati FLAG in their fisheries area was to strengthen the linkages between fishermen and the younger generation. Indeed, fishermen believed it important to ensure that traditional fishing know-how and their passion for the profession were passed on to the next generation.
  • Virumaa FLAG

    28/08/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area is located on the Northern and North-Eastern coast of Estonia. Small-scale coastal fishing of mostly flounder, perch and salmon is the main activity of local fishermen. This fish is mainly marketed directly to end consumers.
  • South West FLAG

    28/08/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Kerry is one of the most sparsely populated counties in Ireland with the most rural and peripheral areas in the county experiencing declining populations over the last 20 years. This is especially true of the coastal regions.