Brussels, 28 November 2022
The Commission has adopted the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) programmes for Malta and The Netherlands. The total amount of the allocated funds for Malta, which cover this six years period, is €31.2 million, of which the EU contribution accounts for €21.8 million.
The total amount of the allocated funds for The Netherlands is €98 million, of which the EU contribution accounts for €97.9 million.
All supported activities will contribute to the EU’s environmental and climate objectives.
The programme’s allocation will be mostly dedicated to sustainable fisheries, sustainable aquaculture and processing, and marketing as well as to sustainable blue economy.
The programmes will also support research and the development of measures to improve the management of marine protected areas as well as actions to fight marine litter.
Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, said:
“The adopted EMFAF programmes will help Malta and The Netherlands build a resilient, innovative, sustainable and low-carbon fishery, aquaculture and processing sectors and boost their green and digital transition. For Malta, it will enable key interventions for effective and inclusive management of marine protected areas and tackle the issue of marine litter. For The Netherlands, the programme will put a strong focus on innovation aiming towards green transition, energy efficiency, and CO2 reduction, enabled via in-depth technological research.”
Source – EU Commission