ROMANIA - Romania has officially kick-started funding under the EU's European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) for the period up to 2020. The launch of the Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Operational Programme 2014-2020 (POPAM) took place on 21 April in the city of Tulcea in the Danube delta.
The event was organised by the Romanian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, with the support of the Tulcea City Council. It was attended by government officials, including the head of the POPAM Management Authority, as well as potential beneficiaries and local authorities.
The EMFF supports fishermen in the transition towards sustainable fishing, helps coastal communities to diversify their economies, and finances projects that create jobs and improve quality of life along European coasts.
Under the Romanian programme, the EU will spend more than €168 million to increase production in fish farming and processing, preserve biodiversity and ensure environmental protection, and to maintain and create jobs, particularly in the fishing sector.
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