EMFAF supporting the Irish Seafood Sector

State agencies are granted EMFAF funding to implement projects on behalf of the Irish Seafood Industry. In addition, Bord Iascaigh Mhara has been designated as an intermediary body for the administration of EMFF grants for individuals, groups and businesses.


EMFAF supporting Data Collection activities in Ireland

The EMFAF Data Collection Scheme funds the data collection required for the implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy.

The Marine Institute has been tasked with the responsibility to conduct and co-ordinate the data collection, data management and production of scientific advice required to meet Ireland’s Data Collection obligations.


EMFAF supporting Control & Enforcement activities in Ireland

The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority implement the control and enforcement activities in Ireland, ensuring compliance with the rules for sustainable fishing practices by all vessels operating in waters within the remit of the Irish Control Authorities.


EMFAF supporting Blue Growth in Ireland

The Marine Institute is responsible for improving the knowledge on the state of the marine environment and the level of protection of marine areas, through collection and harmonisation of marine data and development of marine spatial planning capacities. This will allow Ireland to improve the level of protection of marine resources and to create conditions for the sustainable exploitation of natural resources.


EMFAF supporting the Marketing of Irish Seafood Products

Bord Bia is tasked with the promotion of Irish Seafood Products in both the domestic and International market place on behalf of the industry. Their aim is to secure higher added value business in core markets, increase Irish seafood exports in the emerging growth markets and to develop a vibrant market in Ireland for a range of underutilised fish species


EMFAF supporting Innovation in the Irish Seafood Sector

In order to ensure the Irish Seafood sector can continue to compete internationally the sector is supported in the area of innovation. The development of innovative products and investment in innovative technology helps improve competitiveness whilst also improving long term environmental sustainability.


EMFAF ensuring compliance with the CFP rules

The EMFAF will fund a range of operations to support enforcement of the provisions of the Common Fisheries Policy.

These include the management of allocation of fishing opportunities, investments in technology and equipment to enhance control and enforcement capabilities and supporting measures such as training and dissemination of information.