Local action for biodiversity in fisheries and aquaculture areas.


Preserving ecosystems and biodiversity does not have to come from the top. Fisheries Local Actions Groups (FLAGs) are local partnerships supported financially by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) to implement local action for the development of the fisheries and aquaculture area in which they are active. We will discuss together how Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) can support the implementation of the biodiversity strategy in fisheries and aquaculture areas by exploring three local initiatives that shows how biodiversity protection and restoration can also be a local source of economic development. The agenda and the description of the projects is here.



Marta Edreira García, Thematic and territorial coordinator, FARNET, Belgium.
Richard Freeman, Thematic and territorial coordinator, FARNET, Belgium.
Jean-Pierre Vercruysse, Senior adviser, FARNET, Belgium.
Margot van Soetendal, Thematic and territorial coordinator, FARNET, Belgium.

Josep Lloret Romañach, Member of the FLAG council and Chair of Oceans and Human Health at the University of Girona, FLAG Costa Brava, Spain.
Susanne Ortmanns, FLAG manager, Leader Stockholmsbygd, Sweden.
Fabio Pirotta, Team Leader for Marine Team in Unit Marine Environment and Water Industry, European Commission – DG Environment, Belgium.
Janne Posti, • Senior fisheries expert, FARNET, Belgium.
Dovile Vaigauskaite, Team Leader, European Commission – DG MARE, Belgium.
Paolo Valeri, Responsible for the Tarta-Tur project, VEGAL, Veneto, Italy.

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European Commission – DG MARE, Fisheries Areas Network – FARNET
English (EN), Español (ES), Français (FR)