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Launching community-led local development (CLLD) post-2020

CLLD or “community-led local development” is a bottom-up approach to socio-economic development that brings local people together to decide how they want to improve their area. Under the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF), 2021-2027, coastal areas once again have the opportunity to launch – or re-launch – CLLD.

Setting the course for a sustainable blue planet

The EU wants to take an even more active role in international ocean governance (IOG) by: strengthening the IOG framework at global, regional and bilateral levels; realising ocean sustainability by 2030; making the ocean a safe and secure space responding to growing challenges to the rules-based multilateral order; building up international ocean knowledge for evidence-based decision-making to protect and sustainably manage the ocean.

The EU blue economy report 2022

The ocean is at the foundation of life in the planet and plays a vital role in safeguarding that some of our most basic needs are met. The Blue Economy comprises all activities that are linked to the water, the sea and the oceans.

EU protects the ocean

Healthier, cleaner and safer oceans are at the heart of the European Green Deal aiming to build a climate-neutral EU economy by 2050 and halting biodiversity loss.

Semi-industrial fishing boats in Mauritius

As part of the support provided by the EU-Mauritius sustainable fisheries partnership agreement, the EU granted financial assistance to purchase semi-industrial fishing vessels to two fishing cooperatives, Yéyé and Serenity. Investing in fishing gears needs to be managed well to ensure sustainable returns.