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FARNET (Fisheries Areas Network)

Brussels, Belgium website

FARNET is the community of people implementing Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). This network brings together Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs), managing authorities, citizens and experts from across the EU to work on the sustainable development of fisheries and coastal areas.
Fisheries areas across the EU are facing significant challenges. The continuous decline in income and employment in the fishing sector has underlined the need for innovative responses that are both sustainable and inclusive. Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) is a tool that enables local fisheries communities to address these challenges by proposing and testing new solutions. FARNET is there to help them make it happen.
CLLD continues the area-based approach initiated by Axis 4 of EFF. CLLD under the EMFF brings additional and innovative opportunities that will enable local communities to scale up the effects of the 10000+ projects supported between 2007 and 2014. In particular, local communities will have the possibility to combine funds allocated under the EMFF with those from other European Structural and Investment Funds: the European Social Fund (ESF), the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).
Geographical working areas
  • Mediterranean (widespread)
Staff
  • info@farnet.eu
Type of player
  • Administrations/Authorities
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