About this consultation
All citizens and the wider community of stakeholders are welcome to express their views. We particularly seek contributions from those directly affected, namely:
The central and regional administrations of the Member States with outermost regions, in particular administrations dealing with fisheries and State aid;
Owners of fishing vessels and fishers based in outermost regions;
Why we are consulting
The consultation aims to collect the views of concerned administrations, vessel owners, fishers, NGOs and other interested parties in order to further assess the potential role of State aid for the purchase of fishing vessels in the development of the Blue Economy in the outermost regions and to collect views on the draft amendment of the State aid Guidelines proposed by the Commission.