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The 21st Session of the Fishery Committee for the Central Eastern Atlantic (CECAF) was held in Dakar, Senegal from 20 to 22 April 2016 with the participation of 23 Member countries, including the European Union, as well as observers from different regional and sub-regional fisheries organisations, cooperation agencies and NGOs. The Committee had last met in March 2012.
Today, the European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Directive which aims at improving the working conditions for workers in the fishing sector.
Romania has officially kick-started funding under the EU's European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) for the period up to 2020. The launch of the Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Operational Programme 2014-2020 (POPAM) took place on 21 April in the city of Tulcea in the Danube delta.

Previous funding periods

The European fisheries fund (EFF) (2007-2013)

The European fisheries fund (EFF) provides funding to the fishing industry and coastal communities to help them adapt to changing conditions in the sector and become economically resilient and ecologically sustainable.

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Financial instrument for fisheries guidance (FIFG) 1994-2006

The FIFG was launched in 1994 to support the EU fisheries sector. In 2007 it was replaced by the European fisheries fund (EFF), which is more closely aligned with the new emphasis on sustainability. The EFF has simpler operating procedures and has been set up to reflect the needs of the enlarged EU with its 27 Member States.

Under the FIFG, fleet overcapacity was addressed through multi-annual guidance programmes (MAGP). In 2002, the MAGPs were replaced by the entry/exit scheme.

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Instructions on how to use the Financial instrument for fisheries guidance (2003) (leaflet) pdf - 4 MB [4 MB] dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) italiano (it) Nederlands (nl) português (pt) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)

Mid-term evaluations of FIFG (2000-06) – summary pdf - 858 KB [858 KB]

Ex-post evaluation of the FIFG (2000-06)