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News article9 December 2022Representation in Ireland

Ireland will receive €142 million from the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund 2021-2027

Ireland is to receive €142 million from the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund 2021-2027 following the adoption of the Partnership Agreement 2021-2027 with Ireland

Aquaculture fisherman

Following the adoption of the Partnership Agreement 2021-2027 with Ireland, the European Commission has adopted the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) programme for Ireland, to implement the EU common fisheries policy (CFP) and EU policy priorities outlined in the European Green Deal.

The total financial allocation for the Irish programme 2021-2027 is €258.4 million, of which the EU contribution accounts for €142.4 million.

Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, said: 

I am delighted to announce the adoption of the EMFAF programme for Ireland. The programme aims to boost the resilience of the entire seafood sector, to accelerate its green transition, as well as to support the coastal communities. The programme will also enhance knowledge to deal with climate change and impacts on marine biodiversity.

50% of the programme allocation will be dedicated to sustainable fisheries and conservation of aquatic biological resources, 36% will be invested in sustainable aquaculture and in processing and marketing, 6% will be dedicated to sustainable blue economy in coastal areas and 2% will be invested in the strengthening of international ocean governance, all contributing to the EU’s environmental and climate objectives.

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Commission press release: Ireland will receive €142 million from the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund 2021-2027

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Publication date
9 December 2022
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Representation in Ireland