Annick Girardin, Minister for the Sea, and Julien Denormandie, Minister for Agriculture and Food, announced the opening of two new calls for projects as part of the fishing and aquaculture component of the French Recovery Plan.
With the launch of these calls for projects, the French government hopes to accelerate the development of sustainable and innovative fishing and aquaculture which contribute to competitivity across the industry.
The first call for projects, which will be launched at the end of January, has the goal of aiding actors in the fish and aquaculture industries who want to invest in the domain of sustainable development. The first wave of the call for projects is financed with a budget of 15 million euros. Proposals can be made as early as the end of January and will be selected on a running basis, with a second wave that will be announced later this year.
The second call for projects aims to improve the energy and environmental performance of ships in the fishing and aquaculture industries. Proposals can be made from now until April for a selection that will be made at the end of the proposal period. This call for projects is also financed by 15 million euros.
Mainland France and French overseas departments and regions, as well as the French territories of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Saint-Martin, and Saint-Barthelemy are eligible for the call for projects.
These two calls for proposals are the first of the fishing and aquaculture component of the French Recovery Plan, financed with 50 million euros.