Open call for project proposals under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) 2014 – 2020 - Measure I.6, Article 30 of Regulation (EU) No. 508/2014: Diversification and new forms of income

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The Funds and Programmes Division (FPD), in its remit as Managing Authority of the Maritime and Fisheries Operational Programme for Malta 2014-2020, is hereby announcing the launch of the third open call for project proposals which seeks to support investments contributing to the diversification of the income of fishermen through the development of complementary activities, including investments on board, angling tourism, restaurants, and environmental services related to fishing and educational activities concerning fishing. Interested applicants are urged to read through the Application Form and relative guidance notes. Conditions may apply.

The open call for project proposals falls within Union Priority 1: Promoting environmentally sustainable, resource efficient, innovative, competitive and knowledge based fisheries; Measure I.6, Article 30 of Regulation (EU) No. 508/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council: Diversification and new forms of income.

In line with the EMFF Operational Programme, the measure to be implemented through this open call for proposals should address Specific Objective 4 of Union Priority 1: Enhancement of the competitiveness and viability of fisheries enterprises, including of small scale coastal fleet, and the improvement of safety or working conditions.

The total indicative budget for the call is €300,000. However, the Managing Authority reserves the right to decrease or increase the indicative allocation.

The Application Form and the relevant documentation may be downloaded from hereunder.

An Information session for prospective applicants will be held on the 20th July 2018
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 13th July 2018 noon
Time and venue of the information session will be communicated by the Managing Authority to fishers who have registered for the information session.

Click here to view the presentation related to information session.

Project proposals shall be received by hand and on the appropriate Application Form, at the Funds and Programmes Division, Triq il-Kukkanja Santa Venera, until 11:00 hours of Friday 31st 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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