European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) supports activities investing in coastal and fishing communities and is implemented in Ireland under the Operational Programme for Ireland.

The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund invests €5.7 billion across the European Union, to:

  • Help fishermen transition to sustainable fishing
  • Support coastal communities and help diversify their economies
  • Create jobs and improve the quality of life along European coastlines
  • Make it easier for applicants to access finance

 

EMFF Operational Programme for Ireland

The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and the Government of Ireland co-fund the EMFF Operational Programme for Ireland.

European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Funding Infographic 2014-2020 Total €239.2 million

Programme Focus

  • Supporting the development of sustainable fishing.
  • Supporting the aquaculture sector.
  • Investing in data collection and fisheries control to support the common fisheries policy
  • Investing in local development initiatives

The achievement of these objectives is measured using the key performance targets outlined below.

Find more details of projects funded by The Operational Programme for Ireland and news and upcoming events on the Department of Agriculture’s website

European Maritime and Fisheries Fund indicators 2014-2020 infographic