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The EMFF offers support for projects and investments relating to the marketing and the processing of fishery and aquaculture products.

Marketing of fishery and aquaculture products

Support is available for:

  • Creating producer organisations, associations of producer organisations or inter-branch organisations
  • finding new markets and improving the conditions for placing fishery and aquaculture products on the market
  • promoting the quality and value added of fishery and aquaculture products
  • contributing to the transparency of production and the markets; and conducting market surveys and studies on dependence on imports
  • contributing to the traceability of fishery or aquaculture products and developing a Union-wide ecolabel for fishery and aquaculture products
  • drawing up standard contracts for SMEs
  • conducting regional, national or transnational promotional campaigns to raise awareness of sustainable fishery and aquaculture products - these projects shall not be aimed at commercial brands.

The processing of fishery and aquaculture products

Support is available for investments that:

  • contribute to energy saving or reducing the impact on the environment
  • improve safety, hygiene, health and working conditions
  • support the processing of catches of commercial fish that are not destined for human consumption
  • relate to the processing of by-products resulting from main processing activities
  • relate to the processing of organic aquaculture products
  • lead to new or improved products, new or improved processes, or new or improved management and organisation systems.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate that a viable market has been identified for their product(s).

Grant Amounts

The amount of grant offered would relate to individual circumstances and would always be the minimum amount necessary to allow the project to go ahead, subject to a minimum of £2,400.

How to find out more

Further details can be obtained by reading the ‘Support for Marketing and Processing Guidance Notes’.

How to Apply

For details of how to apply, please see the ‘How to apply for a European Maritime and Fisheries Fund grant’ webpage.

Applications will not be accepted from organisations, businesses or individuals who:

  • Hhave been convicted of fraud under the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) or the EMFF
  • have been convicted of a ‘serious infringement’ or fraud in the 12 months before applying

Please see the EMFF Guidance on Serious Infringements and Fraud.

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