FAMENET stories (25)RSS
Farming for the future: Aquaculture Remote Classroom brings aquaculture awareness to the streets
In many countries around the EU, small-town coastal communities are struggling to retain young people in the aquaculture sector. This is also the case on Ireland’s west coast, where local oyster producers are looking for new and innovative ways to promote this culturally and historically significant
A path to a business in fisheries
Starting a business is not always easy. This is certainly the case in the world of fisheries, where there is so much to know. In France, to help young people enter this old and important trade, the Finistère regional Fisheries and Marine Aquaculture Committee created the EU-funded Pathways to
Training future seafarers
With a little less than 50 km of coastline, fishers in Slovenia often need to be able to diversify. This is why the maritime school of Portorož partnered with local fishers and Istra fisheries local action group to launch an EU-funded training programme “Be a fisher!”,
EU-funded study about the underwater noise effects of re-routing a major shipping lane
Re-routing shipping lanes is one way to reduce the effects of underwater noise on the marine environment. Until now, ocean scientists have not been able to study how large-scale diversions of this kind might affect noise levels or marine life.
Litter away! A roadmap towards a litter-free marine environment
Knowing where marine litter comes from is fundamental to achieve a healthy marine environment. And this is exactly what the Finnish EU-funded RoskatPois! (LitterAway!) project set out to do.
PuertAlMar: reducing the carbon footprint of the port of Vigo
PuertAlMar, which translates as 'gateway to the sea', is a project that shows how human activities and thriving biodiversity can coexist in ports. It also shows how the carbon footprint of ports can be reduced.
FRESQO – ensuring fresh fish
Nobody wants to eat a fish gone bad, and so quality control is key to ensure freshness. Normally this is done by an experienced veterinarian looking at fish samples. The EU-funded FRESQO project has developed a prototype for a revolutionary automated tool that can improve this process, and so help
Replacing single-use plastic film with algae-based biodegradable edible film
The most common technique in the world of food packaging is single-use plastic films. With a little help from the EU, the SeaFilm food packaging project aims to create a substitute for single-use plastic film in conserving frozen fish.
Green sailing for Christmas
Greening maritime shipping is a major objective of the European Green Deal. The objective of moving away from fossil fuels and reducing CO2 emissions is not only being sought at political level.
Rescuing seahorses with HIPPOSAVE
At the start of the century the Ria Formosa lagoon in southern Portugal was home to the biggest seahorse population in the world. Only two decades later, the situation has changed dramatically, and seahorse numbers have fallen by more than 90%. HIPPOSAVE is an action plan for the recovery and