The EMFF invests €5.7 billion across the European Union to:
- Help fishermen transition to sustainable fishing
- Support coastal communities and help diversify their economies
- Create jobs and improve the quality of life along European coastlines
- Make it easier for applicants to access finance
The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and the Irish Government co-fund the EMFF Operational Programme for Ireland. Food Harvest 2020 and Harvesting our Ocean Wealth set out the shared vision of the Government and key stakeholders regarding our sea-fisheries industry. Those road maps align completely with the SFPA’s vision: coasts full of jobs, seas full of fish. The increased funds from the EMFF will facilitate the achievement of this shared vision and, in the case of the SFPA, the successful implementation of its strategy over the coming years.