OP EMFF 2014-2020
The Operational Programme of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund is the EU’s financial instrument for the fisheries and aquaculture sector for the period 2014-2020. Its actions are included in the wider strategy of Europe 2020 for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
The general objective of the OP EMFF is to promote the sustainable management of fisheries and aquaculture, increasing the sector’s competitiveness and its capacity to generate local development, employment and and cohesion.
The OP EMFF’s priorities are:
- To promote environmentally sustainable fishing that is also resource-efficient, innovative, competitive and knowledge-based
- To encourage environmentally sustainable aquaculture that is also resource-efficient, innovative, competitive and knowledge-based
-To promote the implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy
- To increase employment and local cohesion
- To support the commercialisation and transformation of fish products
OP EMFF 2014-2020- FLAG
On 2 July 2016, the Regional Minister for Agriculture signed a decree to establish FLAGs (Fisheries Local Action Groups), formerly known as Coastal Action Groups. The decree established funding of nearly €5.3 million.
FLAGs are local development instruments based on a participatory approach. They create a local partnership comprising local entities, operators, associations and stakeholders with the objective of proposing integrated development strategies for the sustainable development of coastal, maritime and lagoon areas.
The decree allows the creation of a maximum 4 FLAGs through a competitive procedure; each will receive funding based on their final score: €1.5 million for the best group, €1.3 million for the second and €1 million for the third and fourth.