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European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

The EMFF is the fund for the EU's maritime and fisheries policies for 2014-2020. 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.

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Cluster story: Algae and blue bioeconomy

Algae are critical to our existence. They produce roughly 50% of oxygen on earth, thus contributing to ocean and coastal productivity, as well as to food security.

Last update: 25/01/22

Kick-off meeting with project beneficiaries - Outputs

A kick-off meeting with beneficiaries of EMFF-funded projects took place on 7 December 2021. The meeting was attended by 40 people

Last update: 18/01/22

Cluster Stories: Renewable Energy

Decarbonising our energy system calls for reducing our dependency on fossil fuels, increasing our energy efficiency and developing a power sector based largely on renewable resources. Oceans covers approximately 70.8% of the Earth’s surface harbours largely untapped sources of clean energy that can be exploited by a number of different technologies.

Last update: 17/12/21

Algae, shellfish and nutrients

Non-fed aquaculture can produce protein with a very low carbon footprint. It can also absorb the nutrients that lead to eutrophicatuion in our seas. Can an expansion of aquaculture reduce eutrophication? Are there enough nutrients? What is impact on fishing? This project will find out.

Start date: 14/12/2021 (All day)
Last update: 14/12/21

Kick-off meeting with project beneficiaries

"Synergies and clustering between Maritime Projects" is a new project launched by CINEA and DG MARE to foster synergies between EMFF projects. A kick-off meeting with beneficiaries of EMFF-funded projects will take place online on 7 December 2021

Start date: 07/12/2021 - 11:00
Last update: 23/11/21

Clustering and synergies project kicks off

the aim is to evaluate and cluster bottom-up projects funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund from 2016 to 2020

Start date: 14/06/2021 (All day)
Last update: 09/07/21

Blue Economy Window 2019

The EASME-MARE virtual kick-off meeting for the winning projects of the 2019 EMFF Blue Economy Window (“BlueInvest grants”) call took place. 9 grants had been awarded

Start date: 27/10/2020 - 00:00
Last update: 28/10/20

Study to support the implementation of the direct management component of the EMFF Regulation - final report

Most of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund is managed by authorities in each Member State. However, a proportion, approximately 10%, is managed centerally. Just over half of this is support to the EU's Common Fisheries Policy and the remainde on its maritime policy. This study covers the period 2014-2016.

Last update: 17/10/18

How is the fisheries sector using EU Funds to fight Marine litter?

the report analyses how much of their European structural and investmemt funds individual Member States have spent on fishing for litter operations and how much they have programmed for the future

Last update: 22/08/18

Romania’s first national workshop on the blue economy

Over fifty stakeholders met in Bucharest on 6 July to discuss Romania’s blue economy – present and future. Mrs. Melania Ciot, Secretary of State for European Affairs, Ms. Maria Magdalena Grigore, Secretary of State for Transport and Ms. Maria-Manuela Catrina, Secretary of State for Communication and Information Society and several European Commission representatives attended the meeting.

Last update: 30/07/18

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