European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund 2021-2027: Commission adopts €42.8 million programme for Czechia

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The Commission has adopted the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) Programme for Czechia, to implement the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and EU policy priorities outlined in the European Green DealFarm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies. This is the first programme the Commission adopts for the period 2021-2027. The EU contribution for the Czech Programme for Fisheries and Aquaculture 2021-2027 accounts for €30 million, and with national funding its total financial allocation reaches €42.8 million for the new programming period. Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, said: “With the adoption of the Czech program, the EU kicks off the implementation of the new programming period for fisheries and aquaculture. The European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund supports innovative projects contributing to the sustainable management of aquatic resources. Through this programme, Czechia can build a resilient, and sustainable aquaculture and processing sector, that can help us decarbonise our economy.” The Fund will support Czechia in promoting sustainable aquaculture and processing activities, the conservation of aquatic resources, and food security through the supply of fishery products. About 21 innovation projects are to be realised in the period, allowing for the transfer of knowledge, innovation and technology to the aquaculture and processing sectors.