European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

The EMFF is the fund for the EU's maritime and fisheries policies for 2014-2020. The EMFF co-finances projects, along with national funding.


The Programme promotes sustainable and competitive fisheries and aquaculture; fosters the development and implementation of the European Union's Integrated Maritime Policy; promotes a balanced and inclusive territorial development of fisheries areas; and contributes to the implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy.


The Fund helps fishermen transition to sustainable fishing; supports coastal communities in diversifying their economies; finances projects that create new jobs; improves quality of life along European coasts; makes it easier to access financing.


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Open Calls


European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

Name of Call

Description of Call

Eligible Applicants


Strengthening regional cooperation in the area of fisheries data collection

The regions and topics covered by this call for proposals are the following:

a) Biological data: the Baltic Sea, the North Sea & Eastern Arctic, the North Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean & Black Sea, as well as fisheries in external waters (Large pelagic fisheries and long distance fisheries on demersal and small pelagic stocks)

b) socio-economic and environmental data collection on fisheries, aquaculture and processing industry for all EU regions and fisheries

Public authorities, research centres, universities, educational institutions, non-profit organisations

July 7, 2017