European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund 2021-2027 EMFAF Open!

Objectives

The EMFAF shall contribute to the implementation of the CFP and of the Union’s maritime policy. It shall pursue the following priorities:

  1. fostering sustainable fisheries and the restoration and conservation of aquatic biological resources;
  2. fostering sustainable aquaculture activities, and processing and marketing of fishery and aquaculture products, thus contributing to food security in the Union;
  3. enabling a sustainable blue economy in coastal, island and inland areas, and fostering the development of fishing and aquaculture communities;
  4. strengthening international ocean governance and enabling seas and oceans to be safe, secure, clean and sustainably managed.

Actions

For each of the priorities, FEMPA may support actions in the following areas:

Priority 1: Fostering sustainable fisheries and the restoration and conservation of aquatic biological resources  

  • Transferring or reflagging of fishing vessels
  • Inland fishing
  • First acquisition of a fishing vessel
  • Replacement or modernisation of a main or ancillary engine
  • Increase in the gross tonnage of a fishing vessel to improve safety, working conditions or energy efficiency
  • Permanent cessation of fishing activities
  • Temporary cessation of fishing activities
  • Control and enforcement
  • Collection, management, use and processing of data in the fisheries sector, and research and innovation programmes
  • Promoting a level-playing field for fishery and aquaculture products from the outermost regions
  • Protection and restoration of aquatic biodiversity and ecosystems

Priority 2: Fostering sustainable aquaculture activities and processing and marketing of fishery and aquaculture products, thus contributing to food security in the Union  

  • Aquaculture
  • Processing of fishery and aquaculture products

Priority 3: Enabling a sustainable blue economy in coastal, island and inland areas, and fostering the development of fishing and aquaculture communities  

  • Community-led local development

Priority 4: Strengthening international ocean governance and enabling seas and oceans to be safe, secure, clean and sustainably managed  

  • Marine knowledge
  • Maritime surveillance
  • Coast guard cooperation

 

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the programme is:

  • 6.108,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)