Commissioner for Atmosphere, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, mentioned:
“I’m delighted to announce this new EMFAF Programme that can help sustainable investments in aquaculture and fisheries in Sweden, accelerating a inexperienced and digital transition of the sector. I’m assured that the programme will safeguard the widespread fisheries coverage and the marine atmosphere, whereas supporting the business’s resilience and profitability.”
Extra concretely, the programme will help, amongst others: investments to adjust to the touchdown obligation, scale back damaging ecosystem impacts and guarantee a wholesome meals provide; analysis and innovation to enhance effectivity and sustainability throughout the whole worth chain; fisheries management and information assortment to implement the widespread fisheries coverage (CFP); and the safety of biodiversity and marine protected areas.
EMFAF helps aggressive and revolutionary fisheries and aquaculture
The programme is constructed upon a number of “ambitions”, tailored to the context of the Swedish sea basins and inland waters
- sustainable improvement of Sweden’s fisheries sector consistent with the Widespread Fisheries Coverage by investing in tasks that help the touchdown obligation, using selective and predator-safe fishing gear and that stimulate innovation and digitalisation.
- Shield marine biodiversity and protect marine protected areas
- enhance its aquaculture manufacturing by 71% by 2030, via the promotion of sustainable and natural aquaculture by supporting innovation and investments in start-ups and improvement of present websites. Sweden is boosting the EMFAF share for aquaculture with €110 million of nationwide co-financing, bringing complete funding for aquaculture to €141 million (40% of the full programme funds).
- enhance the resilience and profitability of the sector and contribute to enhancing traceability and management of fish merchandise and scientific information assortment to allow knowledge-based determination making and fisheries administration.
Predominant anticipated outcomes for 2021-2027
The target of the Swedish EMFAF programme is to reinforce the resilience of the sector and to extend the supply of a wholesome meals provide.
The programme will help sustainable investments on fishing vessels, in ports and in power environment friendly manufacturing processes in aquaculture and fish processing. Additionally of significance would be the introduction of extra selective fishing gear.
The Swedish EMFAF programme will even help diversification into processing, catering, tourism actions, and so forth., in addition to the creation of recent market alternatives to help the livelihood of the sector.
EMFAF additionally assists improved information and abilities improvement on fisheries and aquaculture sectors and enhance innovation via partnerships between enterprises and between personal and public actors.
The Swedish EMFAF programme will help the targets of the Biodiversity Technique for 2030 and the Swedish Prioritised Motion Framework via quite a few nature conservation and restoration actions, such because the institution and upkeep of Marine Protected Areas, and gathering misplaced fishing gear and litter in each marine and inland waters.
21% of the full EMFAF allocation will likely be devoted to sustainable fisheries and environmental measures, 12% will likely be invested in sustainable aquaculture and 6% in processing and advertising, all contributing to the EU’s environmental and local weather targets.
To make sure an efficient implementation of the Widespread Fisheries Coverage, Sweden will dedicate 55% of its EMFAF funds to scientific information assortment and fisheries management and enforcement.
Total, the Swedish EMFAF programme will strengthen the resilience of the fisheries, aquaculture and processing sectors by serving to stakeholders to enhance productiveness and profitability concurrently fulfilling their environmental and local weather duties.