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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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
In response to the severe economic impact of the coronavirus crisis on the fishing and aquaculture sectors, DG MARE has published an information note to give guidance to EU Member States outlining existing tools and instruments to support their local communities. These two sectors have been hit particularly hard by significant market disruptions, including from mandatory restaurant closures.
As the Coronavirus pandemic threatens the health of our citizens, many parts of the EU economy are also experiencing major disruptions. Fishing and aquaculture have been among the hardest hit sectors. The European Commission has therefore decided to adopt a temporary State aid framework to enable Member States to provide relief to economic operators hit by the crisis. The new Temporary Framework allows aid up to a level of €120,000 per undertaking active in the fishery and aquaculture sectors.
Deadline for applications is 6 April 2020.