FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Society and culture

  • map of the nine Festival del Mare along Emilia-Romagna coast at Adriatic Sea

    Fish festivals strengthen ties between fishermen and the community

    18/03/2019
    - Good Practice Project
    A series of festivals connects fishermen and aquaculture producers with the public, raising awareness of local fish, traditions and the marine habitat.
  • Students in the North Sea Region of Lower Saxony learn about small-scale coastal fisheries

    Extra-curricular learning venues on small-scale fisheries

    15/03/2019
    - Good Practice Short Story
    A response to low awareness and understanding of fisheries sees a concerted effort to strengthen educational work on the fishing industry along the North Sea coast of Lower Saxony, using different locations for an enhanced learning experience.
  • Cuan Beo project in Connaught, Ireland

    Cuan Beo, a living bay in West Ireland

    08/03/2019
    - Good Practice Project
    Cuan Beo was set up by community members living and working near Galway bay, who were cognisant of a general decline in the quality of the famous shellfish producing waters in the Bay.
  • UK trainee chefs with Food Nation

    Social enterprise introduces seafood training programme for young chefs

    27/02/2019
    - Good Practice Short Story
    The North of Tyne FLAG has linked up with a local food NGO to deliver a programme aimed at inspiring young trainee chefs to use more seafood. The initiative is focused on raising the awareness and profile of local and lesser-known fisheries products, while also tackling youth unemployment.
  • Bay of Anllons pool heated by water from solar panels

    Circular thinking to promote local shell-fishing

    11/02/2019
    - Good Practice Project
    To promote the local shellfish activity and its products, a FLAG redevelops an area overlooking the bay where its cockle pickers work and installs a shallow outdoor pool for kids, heated with excess hot water from the nearby leisure centre.
  • Revamped shop brings fish processing to Estonian island

    14/01/2019
    - Good Practice Short Story
    A coastal fisherman in Western Estonia has redeveloped his fish shop, allowing fresh fish to be processed locally for the first time, while also creating jobs.
  • Becoming self-sufficient through renewables

    17/12/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    The fishing organisation of Bustio has become the first in Spain to become self-sufficient in renewable energy for its on land operations. By making an environmental commitment to reduce carbon emissions, it is saving around €10 000 a year on electricity.
  • Fish traps - an alternative to gillnet-fishing in German Baltic Sea waters?

    14/12/2018
    - Good Practice Short Story
    By engaging local fishermen in the development and testing of environmentally-friendly fish traps, the Baltic Sea FLAG is paving the way for sustainable fisheries along its coast in a wider context of adding value to the local catch.
  • FLAG builds bridges between local fishermen and municipality to regenerate port of Puise

    12/12/2018
    - Good Practice Project
    Puise has become a thriving coastal fishing port in Läänemaa after a regeneration project supported by the local FLAG.
  • FLAG Support to Women in Fisheries and Aquaculture

    13/11/2018
    - Publication
    This study forms an understanding of the representation of women working in FLAG areas and assesses the level and types of support FLAGs provide to these women. The findings add to the wider understanding of the number and roles of women working in the fisheries and aquaculture industry and analyses how FLAG support to women varies and is implemented. FLAG support to women is defined as (1) a project with a female project promotor, when the project is privately invested and/or (2) other FLAG activities where the primary objective is the support of the women in the FLAG area.