INSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable FishINSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable FishINSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable FishINSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable Fish

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In the fall of 2012, the European Commission commissioned a study on the socio-economic dimensions in EU fisheries. The study, produced by MRAG, has now been finalised and examines the local processes of development and diversification and the role of fisheries in coastal communities through the collection of primary data at local level.
Earlier this year, the European Commission commissioned a counterfactual evaluation on permanent and temporary cessation measures in the European Fisheries Fund (EFF).
Discours de Lowri Evans, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, 29 novembre 2013

FARNET - the European Fisheries Areas Network

FARNET is the community of people, including experts, civil servants and local citizens from across the EU, that are collectively engaged in implementing a particular strand (Axis 4) of the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) aimed at promoting sustainable development in EU fisheries areas.

Funding available under this new strand is targeted primarily at creating alternative economic activity and improving the quality of life in areas affected by a decline in fishing activities.

A particularly innovative aspect of Axis 4 is its territorial or area-based approach, whereby decision-making on the use of funding is delegated to locally established organisations, known as Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs). Decision-making is guided by a local strategy, developed by each FLAG in response to specific local needs and opportunities.

FLAGs, and others involved in the implementation of Axis 4, are assisted by the FARNET Support Unit, which facilitates networking at European level, building a “learning platform” that connects the growing knowledge and experience from across Europe.


FARNET Support Unit
Rue de la Loi 38 boîte 2
B – 1040 Bruxelles
Tel. +32 2 613 26 50
Website: FARNET