EU tops up fisheries fund by €500 million to help recovery
Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius. Image: EU Commission

EU tops up fisheries fund by €500 million to help recovery

An additional €500 million added to the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) is part of the EU recovery package and follows earlier EU support measures to alleviate the immediate…

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EU fisheries fund to meet the industry’s needs

The Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament has voted on the new European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) that will cover the budgetary period 2021-2027. Europêche has voiced its appreciation of the strong stand the Parliament has taken in the light of the 5% budgetary cut proposed by the European Commission to compensate for the upcoming Brexit gap in the EU budget.

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Europêche urges swift adoption of new EU fisheries fund

The European Commission has proposed the new European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) as part of the package of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). The new fisheries fund will cover the budgetary period 2021-2027 with a financial envelope of €6.14 billion.

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Support for Scotland’s coastal communities

Scottish fishing and processing businesses are set to benefit from £6.9 million in funding as the sixth round of the European and Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) will award grants to 107 projects across Scotland. The funding includes around £182,587 for the purchase and installation of a new ice plant at Mallaig Harbour.

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More effective post-2020 EMFF needed

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) is calling for the European Commission to recognise the importance of the European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) in the post-2020 EU budget, and to reinforce its partnership with Regions to increase the fund’s effectiveness.

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Red tape prevents EMFF 2014-2020 uptake

More than three years after its adoption in May 2014, the €6.4 billion European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) 2014-2020 is only just coming into operation. By September 2017, only 1.4% of the fund has been used.

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Investment into Ireland’s NW Flag region

Ireland’s Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring joined BIM (Bord Iascaigh Mhara) and the North West Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) to announce over €500,000 in total investment for 22 distinctive coastal community based projects across the counties of Mayo and Sligo.

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EMFF looking positive

The recently-announced European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) looks positive, according to Chris Ranford at Seafood Cornwall Training in Newlyn. Although nothing has yet been approved, the prospects looks good.

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