Open Call for aquaculture project proposals under the EMFF 2014-2020

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The Funds and Programmes Division in its remit as Managing Authority of the European Maritime and Fisheries Operational Programme is hereby announcing the launch of an open call for project proposals, aimed at aquaculture enterprises for the following measures:

Article 48(i) a-d, f-h
Measure II.2
Productive investments in aquaculture

Article 48(i) e, i, j
Measure II.3
Productive investments in aquaculture
Resource efficiency, reducing usage of water and chemicals, recirculation systems minimising water use

The open call for project proposals falls within Union Priority 2Fostering environmentally sustainable, resource efficient, innovative, competitive and knowledge-based aquaculture - Article 48(1) Productive investments in aquaculture (Measures II.2 and II.3).

This call (covering both above-mentioned Measures) has a total allocation of circa €2mn in public eligible funding (European Union and Malta shares). The Managing Authority reserves the right to increase or decrease the said allocation.

The Application Form and relevant documentation may be downloaded from hereunder or from the following website:

The Managing Authority would like to note that whereas this call is open for two different measures as specified above, the same Application Form can be used for each call. Eligible applicants are encouraged to consult the guidance notes in the application in this regard to ensure that the applicable sections are completed in accordance to the selected measure.

An information session for prospective applicants will be held on 26 July 2018 at 10.00am at the Division’s premises in Triq il-Kukkanja, Sta. Venera.
The Registration Form to participate in such information session can also be downloaded from below. Interested parties should submit their request for registration to by not later than 20th July 2018.
Registrations can also be made by clicking the link "Register to attend".

Click here to view the presentation delivered on 26 July 2018.

Project proposals shall be received by hand at the Funds and Programmes Division, Triq il-Kukkanja Santa Venera, until 11:00 hours of Friday 31 August 2018. 

For further information interested applicants are to kindly call on the following telephone number 2200 1108 or send an email to

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