Contracts and funding
The European Commission regularly publishes calls for tenders, proposals and expressions of interest to buy in services and goods. For details on public contracts relating to maritime affairs and fisheries, see our pages on calls for tenders and calls for proposals.
See also planned calls for tenders and proposals on maritime affairs and fisheries in the annual work programme for public contracts and grants.
The EU provides funding for the political priorities for the Integrated Maritime Policy expressed by the Commission, the Council and the European Parliament under Regulation 1255/2011. The funding is implemented through the Work Programme for 2011 and 2012 [115 KB] which has a budget of 40 million Euros to be spent mainly on calls for tender and calls for proposals.
The EU provides funding for the fishing industry and coastal communities through the European fisheries fund, which is managed by the authorities in each EU country.
For more information on how EFF funding is managed in your country, contact your national fisheries authorities [167 KB] .
For information on who receives EU funding, see the European Transparency Initiative.
EU governments are allowed to provide subsidies (known as state aid) for their own fishing industry, provided it does not distort competition between EU countries. The rules on state aid are strictly enforced.