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The EMFF is the fund for the EU's maritime and fisheries policies for 2014-2020. (Information on funding after 2020 is available here: EU budget: Commission proposes a new fund to invest in the maritime economy and support fishing communities)
It is one of the five European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds which complement each other and seek to promote a growth and job based recovery in Europe.
How it works
The Fund is used to co-finance projects, along with national funding.
How to access EMFF funding
To see if your project is eligible for EMFF support:
EMFF and other EU funds (ESI)
The Common Provisions Regulation
The Common Provisions Regulation ((EU) No 1303/2013) defines a common set of rules for all ESI funds. This includes provisions concerning conditionality, performance review, arrangements for monitoring, reporting, evaluation and eligibility rules.
Commission implementing decisions
Commission implementing regulations deriving from the EMFF
Commission implementing regulations deriving from the CPR
Commission delegated regulations deriving from the EMFF
Commission delegated regulations deriving from the CPR
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A sea basin perspective to guide EMFF programming [SWD(2020)206 final]
Facts and figures on the CFP
Fisheries legislation (EUR-Lex)
Compilation of legal texts related to the implementation of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (volume 1)
Compilation of legal texts related to the implementation of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (volume 2)
Compilation of legal texts related to the implementation of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (volume 3)
Open Data Platform
The Commission, the Council and the Parliament reached a provisional political agreement on the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) for the period of 2021-2027. In line with the objectives of the European Green Deal and Sustainable Development Goal 14, it provides an ambitious support package for the achievement of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, the development of local coastal communities, the promotion of a sustainable blue economy, the implementation of the Union’s maritime policy towards safe and sustainably managed seas and oceans, and for international ocean governance.
The European Commission is lifting the yellow card to Kiribati after four and half years of close cooperation. The “yellow card” is an official warning issued by the European Union to trading partners falling short of tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. By lifting the card, the European Commission recognises the important progress of Kiribati in addressing the shortcomings in its fisheries governance.
The European Commission is in the process of shaping a new comprehensive approach to the blue economy. A stakeholder consultation on the future of the blue economy is currently underway and open till 7 December 2020.