State aid legal instruments in the fisheries sector
On 25 March 2013 the European Commission launched a consultation on "State aid legal instruments in the fisheries sector".
The consultation was closed on 17 June 2013.
Objective of the consultation
The purpose of this consultation was to collect the views of citizens and stakeholders on the way forward concerning the review of two Regulations:
Commission Regulation (EC) No 875/2007 of 24 July 2007 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty to de minimis aid in the fisheries sector and amending Regulation (EC) No 1860/2004 (hereafter "de minimis Regulation") Commission Regulation (EC) No 736/2008 of 22 July 2008 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty to State aid to small and medium-sized enterprises active in the production, processing and marketing of fisheries products (hereafter "the Block exemption Regulation" or "BER") It also aimed at obtaining information on the experience of national administrations and stakeholders in applying both Regulations.
To facilitate and encourage the participation of stakeholders, there were two questionnaires: one of a general nature primarily targeting citizens (general public) and another, more specific one that primarily targets public authorities and organisations.
View the consultation document
More information can be found on the following pages:
- State aid in the fisheries sector
- Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy
- Proposed new fund for the EU's maritime and fisheries policies (EMFF)
- Economic study on the de minimis aid (2009)
Number of responses received to this consultation
14 (10 from public authourities, 4 from organisations)
Results of consultation
The regulation was adopted: Commission Regulation (EU) No 717/2014 of 27 June 2014 on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to de minimis aid in the fishery and aquaculture sector