European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund

The European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) 2021-2027 is a successor to the European Maritime, Fisheries Fund (EMFF) 2014-2020 and supports the EU common fisheries policy (CFP), the EU maritime policy and the EU agenda for international ocean governance.

The Irish EMFAF Programme will invest €258.4 million, co-funded with €142.4 million by the European Union and €116 million by the Government of Ireland, in the Irish Seafood Sector. It aims to strengthen the resilience of the seafood sector, through environmentally sustainable and climate smart actions, and to support its green transition and digitalisation.

The expected outcomes of the Programme are to:

  • Boost the resilience of the fisheries, aquaculture and processing sectors
  • Accompany the seafood sector in its green transition.
  • Fight climate change and protect the environment
  • Digital transition of the entire seafood sector.
  • Improve the management of marine protected areas (MPA), as well as to fight against marine litter
  • Development of the coastal economies and their diversification into other areas of the blue economy


Financial Allocation

For further information on the EMFAF OP in Ireland:

Programme Document


EMFAF Monitoring Committee


For information on the EMFF OP in Ireland:

EMFF 2014-2020