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Fisheries Policy | 12 November 2021

15 Recommendations for spending the European Maritime Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF)
Fisheries Policy
Wildlife & habitats
Oceans
Fisheries & Seafood
Europe
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15 Recommendations for spending the European Maritime Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF)

Looking to use EMFAF funds to promote a thriving fisheries sector while fulfilling your country’s environmental commitments? Read on.

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  1. The EMFAF agreed by EU decision-makers is a fund designed for outdated purposes. It does not address the challenges of the 21st century, in particular the climate and biodiversity crises.
  2. FAIR operational programmes are Fair, Ambitious, Innovative and Revitalising: Fair to small-scale fishers and everyone who depends on a thriving marine environment, Ambitious in delivering essential changes, Innovative in financing new types of aid and Revitalising by aiming for the restoration and protection of our ocean and coastal communities.
  3. Under the new EMFAF, Member States have wide discretion to decide what they want to finance for the next 7 years. We urge Member States to use this discretion to make bold choices for the future of their fisheries, of the broader marine environment along their coastlines and of the ocean, our planet’s climate regulator.
  4. We have 15 recommendations to make EMFAF operational programmes FAIR.

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