(26 November 2012) – The seventh edition of the FARNET Magazine, coproduced by AEIDL, shows how the local development approach can help fisheries areas to improve their socio-economic situation. The issue is illustrated by three reports, in Abruzzo (I), Cornwall (UK) and Lesbos (GR).
This issue of the FARNET Magazine opens with an article that presents some of the main lessons from a series of 15 in-depth case studies, which were carried out by FARNET in different fisheries areas across the EU. The article examines how Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) can help to address major fisheries related challenges at local level, and the specific contribution they can make to involve fishing communities in wider territorial development.
Good progress is being made in fisheries areas across the EU, and this edition of the magazine focuses on some of the latest developments in Cornwall (UK) and in the Abruzzo region (Italy). The last report looks at the structure and functioning of the Lesvos FLAG (Greece), which is capitalizing on the experience of the Lesvos LEADER group.
FARNET also spoke to Struan Stevenson, Senior Vice President of the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee, who highlights the importance of community-led local development in supporting fishermen, entrepreneurs and other local stakeholders to work together to improve the situation in local fishing communities.