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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
In the EU, 20% of fishing gear is lost at sea. Abandoned, lost or disposed of, it accounts for about a third of marine litter found in European seas, or over 11.000 tons per year.
Today, the Commission and the Member States reached an agreement on the fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2021.
Today, EU Member States and the Commission have come to an agreement on the 2021 fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea.