EUROPEAN MARITIME & FISHERIES FUNDS
The EMFF is the EU fund for its maritime and fisheries policies, running from 2014 to 2020. (Information on funding after 2020 is available here.
It is one of the five European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds which complement each other and seek to promote a growth and job-based recovery in Europe.
For aquaculture, the fund
- supports sustainable aquaculture developments
- supports coastal communities in diversifying their economies
- finances projects that create new jobs and improve quality of life along European coasts
- makes it easier for applicants to access financing from other sources
How it works
The Fund is used to co-finance projects, along with national funding.
- Each country is allocated a share of the total Fund budget, based on the size of its fishing & seafood industry.
- Each country then draws up an operational programme, saying how it intends to spend the money.
- Once the Commission approves this programme, it is up to the national authorities to decide which projects will be funded.
- The national authorities and the Commission are jointly responsible for the implementation of the programme
- EMFF POST-2020 EU funding for aquaculture
- FEAP’s position on the Amendments proposed by the European Parliament, fisheries committee, for a Regulation on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)
- FEAP opinions and suggestions for the aquaculture components of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), the Common Organisation of Markets (COM) and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)