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On 6 May 2015 in Zadar, the Commission with the support of FARNET and the Croatian authorities will hold a conference to kick-off Community-led local development (CLLD) in fisheries areas in Croatia.
The 19th meeting of the IOTC was held in Busan, Korea, from 24 April to 1 May 2015. The IOTC adopted six EU proposals (stand alone or co-sponsored), including improved reporting requirements, a reinsertion of the expired IOTC capacity management framework and a conservation measure on billfish with clear indications of depletion or overfishing (striped marlin, black marlin and blue marlin).

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Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

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.

Maritime affairs

The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) supports the Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP).

Fisheries

The EU provides funding for the fishing industry and coastal communities through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

For more information on how EMFF funding is managed in your country, contact your national fisheries authorities pdf - 147 KB [147 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.