Coronavirus response: Further EU support to fisheries and aquaculture sectors

Supporting the EU fisheries and aquaculture sectors in tackling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the European Commission has proposed a new set of ambitious measures under the European Maritime & Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

The package includes support for the temporary cessation of fishing activities due to coronavirus, support to aquaculture farmers for the suspension of production and additional costs, and support to producer organisations for the storage of fishery and aquaculture products. Additional amendments to the EMFF Regulation allow for more flexible reallocation of financial resources within the operational programmes of each Member State and a simplified procedure for amending operational programmes with respect to the introduction of the new measures.


The full press release can be found at

More information can be found in the European Commission's factsheet (pdf) at