The aim of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is to develop fisheries and aquaculture while preserving marine diversity and resources.

This policy is based on four main pillars:

  • Resource conservation and management;
  • Common organisation of the markets;
  • European fleet structures and management;
  • Relations with non-EU countries.

This policy is financed in France by:

EMFF - European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

For the 2014-2020 period, France is receiving 588 million euros to implement this policy.

In France, The EMFF Operational Program is managed by the Department of Maritime Fisheries and Aquaculture (DPMA) of the Ministry of Agriculture. The management of part of the EMFF measures may be entrusted to the regional coastal councils.


Progress of the 2014-2020 EMFF programme as of 12 May 2019.

Projects financed as part of the maritime affairs and fisheries policy

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