The aquaculture and fisheries sector is going through a period of significant change and development, supported by European initiatives and programmes. Within the new programming period 2021-2027, the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Programme (MPAF) is placed at the centre of efforts to strengthen the sustainability and competitiveness of these industries in the European Union and in particular in Bulgaria. The programme focuses on adaptation to contemporary challenges such as climate change, the need for sustainable management of water resources and the integration of innovative practices. In this process, the Directorate for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries in the role of Managing Authority, invites the Executive Agency for Fisheries and Aquaculture 2021-2027 to submit project proposals aimed at improving control and enforcement in the sector.
The Fisheries and Aquaculture Programme 2021-2027 highlights the importance of consistency with EU horizontal policies, including gender equality, social aspects and the rights of persons with disabilities. This underlines the EU's commitment to creating inclusive and sustainable practices in the sector. With a significant indicative budget, the program provides opportunities for financial support, which is essential for the development of projects aimed at modernization and innovation. The application process is facilitated by the use of electronic systems, which ensures transparency and access to the necessary resources.
This new approach, which combines strategic financing and sustainable management, opens up new opportunities for the aquaculture and fisheries sector in Bulgaria. It creates the conditions to more effectively meet market requirements and increase the quality of production, while ensuring compliance with environmental and social standards. In this context, the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Programme 2021-2027 stands out as a key element in the pursuit of a sustainable future for the sector.
The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Programme 2021-2027 is a key element in the strategy for the development of maritime and fisheries activities in Bulgaria. In 2024, the Fisheries and Aquaculture Programme 2021-2027 foresees a number of open procedures aimed at strengthening the sector and achieving sustainable resource management. These procedures under the Fisheries and Aquaculture Programme 2021-2027 are designed to respond to the different needs and challenges faced by the industry and to support the engagement of stakeholders in the sector with current European policies and standards.
One of the leading procedures this year is “PROCEDURE BG14MFPR001-1.001 “Control and Enforcement”. This procedure is aimed at promoting sustainable fisheries, restoration and conservation of aquatic biological resources. The main objective of the procedure under the Fisheries and Aquaculture Programme 2021-2027 is to ensure effective control and supervision of activities in the sector, contributing to the legality and sustainability of fishing practices. The procedure in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Programme 2021-2027 is implemented with the financial support of the European Union through the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund, thus ensuring support and investment in key areas for the sector.
In addition to financial assistance, the procedure underlines the importance of compliance with EU horizontal policies. This includes promoting equality between men and women, integrating the principle of gender equality and taking into account the social aspects of gender. Attention is also paid to compliance with the principles enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which ensures that all activities and projects are carried out in a spirit of sustainability and social responsibility.
These initiatives and procedures, opened in 2024, are an expression of Bulgaria's commitment to the development and improvement of its maritime sector and fisheries. They provide opportunities to improve practices, improve the quality of production and strengthen the sustainable management of marine and fisheries resources, in line with the objectives and standards of the European Union.
Procedure BG14MFPR001-1.001 “Control and Enforcement”, initiated by the Directorate of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, is a fundamental element of the Maritime Affairs, Fisheries and Aquaculture Programme for the period 2021-2027. This procedure, oriented towards sustainable fisheries and the protection of aquatic biological resources, is an expression of Bulgaria's strategic approach to the development of this sector. Its main objective is to ensure effective control and supervision in the sector, which contributes to the legality and sustainability of fishing practices.
The procedure is implemented with the support of the European Union through the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund, providing a substantial financial resource for the implementation of the projects within an indicative budget of23 733 549,18 levaThis allows the financing of key activities and initiatives aimed at improving and innovating in the sector.
One of the main features of the procedure is its strict compliance with the principles of the horizontal policies of the European Union. All project proposals must reflect the principles of equality in the EU, as well as be in line with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This ensures that projects are implemented in the spirit of sustainability and social responsibility.
The application process is fully electronic and is carried out through the Information System for the Management and Monitoring of EU Funds in Bulgaria (ISU 2020), requiring the use of a Qualified Electronic Signature. This ensures easy and transparent access to the procedure for all interested parties. The full package of application documents is available in the ESU and on the Single Information Portal on the management of the Structural Funds and the EU Cohesion Fund.
It is extremely important that the procedure does not set a deadline for the submission of project proposals, which provides flexibility and a permanent opportunity to support the sector. All projects must meet certain criteria and be implemented on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria, striving for sustainable development and inclusion of innovative approaches and technologies.
Projects are subject to rigorous evaluation and reporting at all stages of their implementation and beneficiaries are required to provide detailed information on their implementation, including compliance with horizontal EU policies and the principles enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU and the CFSP.
The grant granted under this procedure covers up to 100% of the total eligible costs of the project activities, enabling the full financing of the approved initiatives. This is essential for the implementation of ambitious projects and is an example of Bulgaria's commitment to the sustainable development of the maritime sector and fisheries, in accordance with the objectives and standards of the European Union.
Procedure BG14MFPR001-1.001 “Control and Enforcement”, part of the Maritime Affairs, Fisheries and Aquaculture Programme 2021-2027, represents a significant opportunity for the sustainable development of the sector.If you want to guarantee a high success rate, we advise you to contact us, as Elan Consulting services for application and management of a European project can be essential for the success of applying through this procedure. With its experience and expertise in the field of European funds and projects, our team at Elan Consulting offers specialized support in the preparation and implementation of project proposals. We help applicants navigate the complex application process, providing advice on compliance with the specific requirements and regulations of the procedure. The assistance of Elan Consulting can significantly increase the chances of project approval, while minimizing risks and speeding up the application process.
The current procedure by direct allocation to a specific beneficiary under Type of activity 1.4.1 “Control and enforcement” has no deadline for submission of project proposals.
Procedure No. BG14MFPR001-3.001 “Capacity Building and Preparatory Actions to Support the Development and Future Implementation of Community-Led Local Development Strategies”, announced by the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Directorate, is an important component of the Maritime Affairs, Fisheries and Aquaculture Programme for the period 2021-2027. The purpose of this procedure is to support activities that contribute to the development of communities engaged in fisheries and aquaculture in the coastal and inland areas of the country and along the river. Danube.
Financial assistance under this procedure is provided to carry out activities such as the establishment of a local partnership, promotion of the VRM approach, training of local leaders, studies and analyses of the territory, preparation of a strategy and coordination of the implementation of preparatory activities. It is important to note that the activities must be carried out in the area of action of the local partnership or the MIP.
The total amount of the grant under the procedure is 694 309.00 leva. Funding is divided into 70%by the EMFF and 30%co-financing from the national budget. The intensity of the grant is 100%.
It is important to emphasise that project proposals must comply with the principles of EU horizontal policies, as well as the requirements of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The submission of project proposals is carried out electronically through ISU 2020, and the use of a Qualified Electronic Signature is required.
The full package of documents and the conditions for application and implementation of the procedure are available on the ISU website. The deadline for submitting project proposals is February 20, 2024
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Procedure No BG14MFOP001-5.025 'Marketing measures - processing of fishery and aquaculture products' sector under measure 5.3 'Marketing measures' is part of the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Programme 2014-2020 financed by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.
The purpose of this procedure is to compensate operators in the processing of fishery and aquaculture products for the additional costs incurred due to the market turmoil caused by the war in Ukraine. It is implemented in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 508/2014 and Regulation (EU) 2022/1278 on special measures to mitigate the effects of war.
Projects under this procedure should be implemented on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria, and the results of their implementation should be enjoyed on the territory of the country. Key outcome indicators include the number of retained enterprises supported and the number of projects.
The total amount of the grant under this procedure is3 510 426.10 leva, divided between funds from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and national co-financing.
Eligible applicants are sole proprietors (ETs) or legal entities registered under the Commerce Act and must meet certain conditions, including registration under the Food Act and filing an annual tax return for 2023 with the NRA.
Under the procedure, grants are granted in the form of compensation, eligible activities being those that contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the procedure. Eligible expenditure shall comply with the requirements of Regulation (EU) No 508/2014.
Projects must respect the EU's horizontal policies, including equality, non-discrimination, sustainable development, environmental protection and the promotion of innovation. This conformity must be declared by the applicants in the application form.
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The deadline for submission of project proposals is 17:00 on 27.03.2024.
The conditions and procedures for accepting projects vary depending on the specific institution or programme to which the project proposal is submitted. A detailed description of the project is usually required, including objectives, methods, budget and expected results.
In the Application Form under “PROCEDURE BG14MFPR001-1.001 “Control and enforcement”, for example, entitled “Additional information needed to evaluate the project proposal”, participants must provide an explanation of how their project proposal complies with the stated principles of EU horizontal policies and the principles enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU and the CoR PHU. Compliance with the principles laid down in the project will be checked during the implementation of the project proposal.
When applying for a final payment, the beneficiary must provide information on how the established principles of the EU's horizontal policies and the principles set out in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU and the CFSP have been implemented. Upon acceptance of the project, the institution or programme shall carry out a proposal evaluation procedure, which may include expert assessments, interviews with applicants or public presentation of the projects to a committee.
It is important that applicants familiarize themselves in detail with the specific requirements and procedures for admission of projects to the particular institution or program in order to be sure that they have met all the requirements and have prepared a professional proposal that will be seriously considered. As the conditions and procedures for accepting projects vary from programme to programme, from organisation to organisation, it is important that applicants consult the managing authority or use the support resources provided by the particular institution. To have a better chance of success, applicants should familiarize themselves with the objectives and priorities of the program, as well as the application roadmap and the project evaluation process.
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To apply for the European Aquaculture Project in 2024, applicants must submit the following documents electronically through the Information System for Management and Monitoring of European Union Funds in Bulgaria (ISU 2020):
It is important that all documents are up to date and meet the requirements specified in the procedure. Applicants should ensure that all documents are submitted in the required form and are regularly checked through the ISU 2020 profile for communications related to the assessment process.
The application and selection procedure for projects under this Maritime and Fisheries Programme goes through several key steps to ensure transparency and fairness in the evaluation and ranking of proposals.
At the outset, all project proposals submitted within the deadline are subject to a thorough evaluation by the Evaluation Committee. This committee was specially formed by order of the Head of the Managing Authority (MFA) of the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Programme 2014-2020. The evaluation is carried out in accordance with pre-established criteria that ensure a level playing field and objectivity in the evaluation process.
The main focus of the evaluation is on the administrative compliance and admissibility of project proposals. Here it is checked that the proposal meets the conditions of the announced procedure, that all the necessary documents have been submitted and that the project activities and costs comply with the eligibility criteria. In this context, it is important to note that the technical and financial evaluation are not provided for in this procedure.
Following the evaluation, projects that do not meet the criteria for administrative compliance and eligibility are excluded from the process. Those who successfully pass the assessment enter the stage of ranking according to the principle “First in order, first in law”. This principle ensures that projects are processed and evaluated in the order of their receipt until the budget of the procedure is exhausted.
If a lack of documents or other irregularities are found in the evaluation process, the Evaluation Committee sends a notification to the applicant through ISU 2020. The applicant has a period of 7 days from the date of notification to submit the missing documents or to correct the irregularities.
In conclusion, the application and selection procedure guarantees a fair and transparent approach to all applicants. It ensures that all projects are evaluated in a uniform and fair manner, strictly adhering to established rules and criteria. This ensures that the selection of projects is in line with the objectives and priorities of the Maritime and Fisheries Programme.
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Monitoring of the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Programme is a complex process that requires coordinated work between different actors. This includes government institutions, fisheries associations, scientific researchers and local communities. The main objective is to ensure that the programme meets its stated objectives and effectively contributes to the sustainable development of the sector. In this context, the establishment of clear and meaningful monitoring criteria is the first step towards the successful management and control of programme activities.
Building appropriate mechanisms and systems for collecting, analyzing and processing information is the next key task. The use of modern technologies such as satellite imagery, GPS systems and remote control is essential for effective monitoring. These tools allow accurate tracking and analysis of activities in the sector, which contributes to increased transparency and accountability.
Once the information has been collected, it is important that it be analyzed by specialists in the field of maritime affairs and fisheries. They interpret the results and offer recommendations for improvements to increase the effectiveness of the program. This ensures that the program not only meets current needs, but also adapts to changing conditions and requirements.
The role of the Monitoring Committee of the Maritime Affairs, Fisheries and Aquaculture Programme (MPAP 2021-2027) is extremely important for the successful management and implementation of the programme. According to Order No. MDR-PP-09-85/20.09.2023 of the Minister of Agriculture and Food, the Committee has the following main tasks:
The order establishes the specific composition of the committee, which includes representatives from various ministries, government agencies and other stakeholders, which ensures broad representation and competence in the monitoring process.
This approach provides a complex and multidisciplinary monitoring mechanism that is able to effectively manage and evaluate the different aspects of the programme. The establishment of such a committee is in accordance with Article 25 (4) of the Administration Act and Art. 11, item 8 and art. 13, para. 8 of Decree No. 302 of the Council of Ministers of 29.09.2022 on the establishment of committees for monitoring the Partnership Agreement of the Republic of Bulgaria and the programmes co-financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds for programming period 2021-2027 (obn. DV, issue 79 of 2022).
The procedures and mechanisms for monitoring the programme are of paramount importance to ensure the effectiveness and successful implementation of projects. Programme monitoring usually involves monitoring and evaluating various aspects of projects, such as financial sustainability, implementation of activities and achievement of set objectives. In order to ensure effective monitoring of the programme, various procedures and tools are used, which include monitoring, evaluation, reporting and adjustments. These mechanisms provide information necessary for informed decision-making by managing authorities and programme participants.
There are several key elements that must be taken into account when establishing the procedures and mechanisms for monitoring the program. First, it is necessary to define clear and measurable indicators of achievement and objectives to be used to assess progress. Secondly, the regular collection and analysis of data to serve as a basis for monitoring must be ensured. Thirdly, the involvement of all stakeholders, such as programme participants, beneficiaries and other stakeholders, is essential to ensure objectivity and competence in monitoring.
The Fisheries Executive Agency plays a key role in monitoring fisheries management and control programmes. It is responsible for the implementation of European Union legislation related to fisheries management within the framework of the State Fisheries Programmes. The Fisheries Executive Agency shall be responsible for the monitoring and surveillance of fishing areas, for ensuring compliance with fishing quotas and for the implementation of actions for the conservation of fishery resources.
It shall ensure the coordination of fisheries control and surveillance activities and cooperate with other bodies related to the management of marine and freshwater fishery resources. The Fisheries Executive Agency shall also provide accommodation and administrative support to inspectors responsible for the control of fishery resources. It coordinates and participates in a number of international fisheries monitoring and control activities, including inspections, based on the EU regulatory framework and internal regulations of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Monitoring plays a key role in ensuring the transparency and efficiency of programmes. Through systematic monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the programmes, good management and accountability of the funds spent shall be ensured. Transparency is essential as it allows stakeholders, as well as society at large, to be informed about how public funds are being spent and whether the programme's objectives are being achieved. As a result, monitoring ensures accountability and confidence in programme management. In addition, systematic monitoring of the programmes ensures that their implementation is efficient.
Monitoring helps to identify possible problems or inconsistencies in the implementation of the programme and allows managing authorities to take timely corrective action. This reduces the likelihood of loss of funds and increases the success of programs. When properly structured and implemented, monitoring provides the necessary information on the processes and results of the programmes, leading to better management and achievement of objectives. In addition, monitoring allows managing authorities to learn lessons and improve future programmes by applying best practices.
The new programming period of the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Programme is 2021-2027 and is entirely focused on achieving sustainable development of the sector and greater respect for the marine environment and biodiversity. The aim is to support the transformation of the European fisheries and aquaculture sector towards more sustainable, innovative and attractive practices for young people. At the same time, the new programme will direct the work of fishing communities to better prepare for climate change and biodiversity challenges through education and research programmes.
In the new programming period, particular attention will be paid to small coastal fisheries, which represent a significant part of European fishing activity but which are currently considered to be at risk as a result of changing climatic conditions and increasing efforts to protect the marine environment. The new programme will also promote the use of new technologies and innovations in fisheries and aquaculture, encouraging businesses to invest in modernisation and development.
The overall review of the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Programme for the period 2021-2027 is essential for the development of the sector and the conservation of marine resources in Bulgaria. The programme focuses on supporting the sustainable use of the sea and its riches, while maintaining a balance between environmental protection and economic growth. The aim is to ensure the sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture, as well as the conservation of marine biodiversity. The programme also includes measures to improve infrastructure for ports and adjacent areas, which will support the development of maritime transport and trade.
Among the main priorities of the 2021-2027 programme is to optimise the management and control of fisheries resources in order to ensure a fair and sustainable use of these resources. Support for small and medium-sized enterprises in the fisheries sector is also essential, with the programme providing financial instruments to support such enterprises. In addition, the programme focuses on promoting research and innovation in the field of maritime affairs and fisheries, which will contribute to a more efficient use of resources and the achievement of the objectives set by the European Union.
Distinctions between the new and previous programming periods are essential for the effective implementation of projects and programmes financed by the European Union. The new programming period, which started in 2021, represents significant progress compared to the previous one, in particular in terms of a greater focus on priority areas for development, as well as a greater involvement of stakeholders in the programming and implementation process. The new period places greater emphasis on green and digital transformation, which are essential for the future of the European economy. Also, the new programmes provide greater flexibility and facilitation for beneficiaries, leading to more efficient use of funds and faster achievement of desired results.
Compared to the previous programming period, the new programmes provide a greater opportunity to synchronise with other national and regional development strategies and programmes, contributing to a more coordinated and targeted effort to achieve the overall objectives of the European Union. The continuous improvement of European Union funding programmes is essential to support sustainable and innovative economic and social growth within a united Europe.
Changes in the management of the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Programme are crucial for optimising the sustainable use of marine resources and protecting the environment. As a result of the changes in the management of the programme, an improvement in the efficiency and transparency of the allocation of financial resources for maritime affairs and fisheries is expected. These changes are aimed at ensuring compliance with European Union legislation and promoting innovation in the sector. Also, changes in the management of the programme aim to improve the control and monitoring of the use of marine resources, as well as to promote the development of sustainable fisheries.
The management of the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Programme shall pay particular attention to achieving the objectives set out in the Maritime Strategy of the European Union, such as reducing the impact of human activities on the marine environment, promoting innovation and employment in the sector, and ensuring the sustainable use of fisheries resources. The changes in the management of the programme aim to strengthen the activities to achieve these objectives, as well as to ensure a more efficient use of the financial resources provided by the European Union.
The new aquaculture development programme has a significant impact on the sector, providing new opportunities for development and growth. With improved technologies and production methods, aquaculture operators can now achieve greater efficiency and higher production levels. The programme provides financial support and advice on resource management, which is essential for the sustainable development of the sector. It also supports the development of new types of food for fish and more effective methods of controlling diseases and water pollution. New quality and safety standards also play an important role in strengthening the aquaculture industry's position on the world stage. These types of programs provide opportunities for development and promote innovation in the sector, making it a more competitive and sustainable business model.
In addition, the new aquaculture programme plays a key role in supporting sustainable resource management and environmental protection. Through the use of more efficient and sustainable cultivation methods, the program helps reduce waste and adverse impacts on the local ecosystem.
The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Programme 2021-2027 provides new opportunities for aquaculture development. The funds earmarked for aquaculture have been significantly increased compared to the previous period, which opens doors for expanding investments and the development of new projects in the sector. The programme aims to support the sustainable use of marine resources, including the development of aquaculture, by supporting the introduction of more efficient technologies and methods for growing fish and other aquatic organisms, as well as improving production conditions and environmental protection. In addition, the programme provides opportunities for training and exchange of experience between the different actors in the sector, which can contribute to increasing the professionalism and competitiveness of aquaculture in the European Union. The significant increase in funding for aquaculture in the new programme represents an opportunity to develop innovative projects to improve the efficiency and sustainability of aquaculture farming. This can lead to increased production, reduced waste and reduced negative impact on the environment.
Investment and innovation in aquaculture are essential for the sustainable development of the sector. The pursuit of more efficient production and environmental protection necessitates the introduction of new technologies and methods in the industry. The aquaculture development program offers opportunities for financing investments in the modernization of production processes, improvement of infrastructure and implementation of innovative solutions. These investments will not only increase the competitiveness of enterprises in the sector, but will also help to improve the quality of the fish produced and to optimise the management of resources.
The financing of investment projects in aquaculture aims to stimulate the development of the sector by supporting enterprises in its structure. The program provides opportunities for obtaining financial support for various types of projects related to the modernization of production, improvement of conditions for fish farming and bringing innovations to the sector. This creates a favorable environment for business development aimed at sustainable and responsible production of fish products.
The development of fishery and aquaculture products is essential for the sustainable development of the global economy, providing food security and a source of income for millions of people around the world. Aquaculture plays a key role in the development of fisheries, providing the opportunity to produce fish and other aquatic organisms in a controlled environment. This allows a more efficient use of resources and a reduction in the negative impact on the ecosystems of natural water basins. Also, new technologies and innovations in the field of aquaculture make it possible to increase the productivity and quality of the food produced, providing better conditions for consumers and businesses. At the same time, the development of fishery products plays a key role in preserving traditional fishing communities and cultures, ensuring the sustainable use of fishery resources and maintaining balance in the ecosystems of the seas and oceans. The existing challenges in the management and control of fish stocks, as well as the growth of the fishing industry, impose the need for constant development of products and technologies in fisheries and aquaculture. Glob
Sustainability and environmental protection measures in aquaculture play a key role in ensuring food production and preserving ecosystems in aquatic environments. The conservation of water resources and the reduction of negative environmental impacts represent a challenge for the aquaculture sector. One way to achieve sustainability in aquaculture is the use of technologies to purify water and reduce emissions from production. The introduction of more efficient feeding and waste control systems can contribute to improving the sustainability of the industry. In addition, developing strategies to reduce the use of chemicals and drugs in aquaculture can help protect the environment and reduce water pollution.
Another important aspect for sustainable aquaculture practices is related to the monitoring and management of water resources. Building water quality monitoring and control systems can help detect problems early and prevent environmental crises. In addition, monitoring water resources can contribute to optimizing the production process and reducing waste.
Productive investments and growth prospects in aquaculture are essential for the development of this industrial sector. With aquaculture increasingly assuming leading positions in the global economy, new opportunities for investment and development are opening up. In order to optimize production and strengthen competitiveness, companies invest in new technologies and innovations. In parallel, management models are being developed that contribute to a more efficient use of resources and a reduction in environmental impact. The pursuit of sustainability and a responsible attitude towards nature are essential for the future of aquaculture. Investments in aquaculture development are also associated with new growth prospects in production, trade and research. Hundreds of thousands of jobs are associated with various segments of the aquaculture industry, which contributes to the economic development of various regions of the world.