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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
On 8 January 2021, the EU and Greenland concluded negotiations for a new Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement (SFPA) and a new Protocol that will strengthen their cooperation in the fisheries sector for the next four years with the possibility of a two-year extension.
The 2020 Annual Economic Report on the EU Fishing Fleet projects that in 2020, the EU fleet remained profitable overall, despite the effects of COVID-19 on the fleet and fish markets. More sustainable fishing and lower fuel costs have helped to mitigate the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic.
The United Kingdom and the European Union have agreed to a Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), applicable on a provisional basis from 1 January 2021.