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.
The EFF has a budget of €4.3 billion for 2007-2013. Funding is available for all sectors of the industry – sea and inland fishing, aquaculture (the farming of fish, shellfish and aquatic plants), and processing and marketing of fisheries products. Particular attention is given to fishing communities most affected by recent changes in the industry.
Projects are funded on the basis of strategic plans and operational programmes drawn up by national authorities. There are five priority areas (axes) for EFF funding:
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Legislation on structural measures (EUR-Lex)
Interim evaluation of the European Fisheries Fund (2007-2013)
European Transparency Initiative
Summaries of EU legislation:
Fisheries areas network (FARNET)
EUMOFA is inviting you to join its free webinar: “Introduction to EUMOFA – The European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products”.
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