(12 June 2018) – For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing €6.14 billion (against 5.75 billion in 2014-2020) under a “simpler, more flexible” fund for European fisheries and the maritime economy.
The new European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) will continue to support the European fisheries sector towards more sustainable fishing practices, with a particular focus on supporting small-scale fishermen.
It will also help unleash the growth potential of a sustainable blue economy towards a more prosperous future for coastal communities.
For the first time, it will contribute to strengthening international ocean governance for safer, cleaner, more secure, and sustainably managed seas and oceans.
Finally, the Commission is reinforcing the environmental impact of the Fund with a focus on protecting marine ecosystems and an expected contribution of 30% of its budget to climate change mitigation and adaptation, in line with the commitments agreed under the Paris Agreement.