Fisheries

Commission greenlights fisheries and aquaculture investment package of € 710.5 million for Poland

Commission greenlights fisheries and aquaculture investment package of € 710.5 million for Poland

Commission greenlights fisheries and aquaculture investment package of € 710.5 million for Poland

28/10/2015

The European Commission has adopted a €710.5 million investment package for the Polish fisheries and aquaculture sectors for the 2014-2020 period, including €531.2 million of EU investments.

The adopted programme is well aligned with the priorities of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) and the EU's reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). As a result, funds will go to three main areas: supporting the CFP objectives to ensure that fishing and aquaculture activities are or become more environmentally sustainable; boosting the development of aquaculture; and improving livelihoods in local communities that depend on fishing and aquaculture, by creating jobs and alternative sources of income as set out in strategies developed by fisheries local action groups.

The programme will also contribute to improving the competitiveness of the fisheries and aquaculture sectors by fostering marketing and processing. Finally, funds will support improvements in the management of fisheries control and data collection activities.

Background

Financial information
Total OP budget: EUR 710 509 513
Total EU contribution: EUR 531 219 456

Funding priorities
The OP will focus on the following priorities:

  • promoting environmentally sustainable, resource efficient, innovative, competitive and knowledge based aquaculture: €201.7 million
  • promoting environmentally sustainable, resource efficient, innovative, competitive and knowledge based fisheries: : €130.2 million
  • increasing employment and territorial cohesion: €79.7 million
  • fostering marketing and processing: €61.6 million
  • fostering the implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy: €23.6 million
  • implementing the Integrated Maritime Policy: €2.5 million
  • technical assistance: €31.9 million

More information

European Maritime and Fisheries Fund – Operational Programme for Poland