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News article28 March 2023European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency2 min read

EMFAF call for proposals for Scientific Advice on Fisheries is open

EUR 2.6 million in EU funding are available for a new EMFAF call.

EMFAF 2023 Call on Fisheries

Today the European Commission launched a new call for proposals under the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) with EU co-funding of EUR 2.6 million. The subject of the call is improving scientific knowledge to strengthen the science basis of management decisions under the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).

The overall aim of the call is to promote the development and the strengthening of the scientific knowledge needed for fisheries conservation and management measures in support of the CFP. The priorities related to this call are the reinforcement of policy-oriented fisheries science, a better use of the collected scientific data, as well as improved cooperation between scientists and the fisheries sector. The call also focuses on the support to the EU scientific community to develop and maintain the relevant expertise to provide high quality scientific advice on fisheries matters.

EMFAF 2023 Info Day

CINEA is organising a virtual Info Day on the EMFAF call on Fisheries on 21 April 2023 from 10:00 until 12:00 (CEST). Speakers from CINEA and DG MARE will present the application process for the call, providing tips and tricks on how to write a successful proposal. More details and registration are available on CINEA's website.

Until when to apply?

Applicants can submit their proposals until 19 September 2023 at 17h00 CEST.

How to apply?

Applicants have to submit their proposal electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System.


The European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) supports the implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and of the Union's maritime policy along four priorities:

  • Fostering sustainable fisheries and the conservation of marine biological resources;
  • Contributing to food security in the Union through competitive and sustainable aquaculture and markets;
  • Enabling the growth of a sustainable blue economy and fostering prosperous coastal communities;
  • Strengthening international ocean governance and enabling safe, secure, clean and sustainably managed seas and oceans.

For the period 2021-2027, it has an overall budget of EUR 6.108 billion to promote a growth and job based recovery in Europe. The budget is divided between shared (e.g. managed by Member States) and direct management (managed by the European Commission, agencies and international organisations). The majority of the EMFAF actions in direct management delegated to CINEA are targeted at supporting policy development by the European Commission and implemented by way of procurement (purchase of services) and grants (contribution to specific actions).

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