Regulation 2014/508 - European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

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Current status

This regulation has been published on May 20, 2014 and entered into force on January  1, 2014.


Key information

official title

Regulation (EU) No 508/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and repealing Council Regulations (EC) No 2328/2003, (EC) No 861/2006, (EC) No 1198/2006 and (EC) No 791/2007 and Regulation (EU) No 1255/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council
Legal instrument Regulation
Number legal act Regulation 2014/508
Original proposal COM(2011)804 EN
CELEX number i 32014R0508


Key dates

Document 15-05-2014
Publication in Official Journal 20-05-2014; OJ L 149 p. 1-66
Effect 01-01-2014; Application See Art 130
21-05-2014; Entry into force Date pub. +1 See Art 130
Deadline 31-05-2016; See Art 114.1
31-05-2017; See Art 114.1
31-05-2018; See Art 114.1
31-08-2018; Review
31-05-2019; See Art 114.1
31-05-2020; See Art 114.1
31-05-2021; See Art 114.1
31-05-2022; See Art 114.1
31-05-2023; See Art 114.1
31-05-2024; See Art 114.1
End of validity 31-12-9999


Legislative text



Official Journal of the European Union

L 149/1



of 15 May 2014

on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and repealing Council Regulations (EC) No 2328/2003, (EC) No 861/2006, (EC) No 1198/2006 and (EC) No 791/2007 and Regulation (EU) No 1255/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council


Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 42, Article 43(2), Article 91(1), Article 100(2), Article 173(3), Articles 175 and188, Article 192(1), Article 194(2), Article 195(2) and Article 349 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

After transmission of the draft legislative act to the national parliaments,

Having regard to the opinions of the European Economic and Social Committee (1),

Having regard to the opinion of the Committee of the Regions (2),

Acting in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure (3),




The Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions of 13 July 2011 entitled ‘Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy’ set out the potential challenges, objectives and orientations for the Common Fisheries Policy (‘CFP’) after 2013. In the light of the debate that followed the publication of that Communication, the CFP was reformed by Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (4). The reform of the CFP covers all the main elements of the CFP, including its financial aspects. In order to attain the objectives of that reform, it is appropriate to repeal Council Regulation (EC) No 2328/2003 (5), Council Regulation (EC) No 861/2006 (6), Council Regulation (EC) No 1198/2006 (7) and Council Regulation (EC) No 791/2007 (8) and to replace them with this Regulation.

Recognising that all matters related to Europe’s oceans and seas are interlinked, this Regulation should also support the further development of the Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) as referred to in Regulation (EU) No 1255/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council (9).



The scope of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) should include support for the CFP for the conservation of marine biological resources, for the management of fisheries and fleets exploiting those resources, for fresh water biological resources and aquaculture, as well as for the processing and marketing of fishery and aquaculture products, where such activities take place on the territory of Member States, by Union fishing vessels, or by nationals of Member States, without prejudice to the primary responsibility of the flag State, bearing in mind the provisions of Article 117 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 (10) (UNCLOS).



The success of the CFP depends on an effective system of control, inspection and enforcement, as well as on the availability of reliable and complete data, both for scientific advice purposes and for implementation and control purposes. The EMFF should, therefore, support those policies.



The scope of the EMFF should include the support for the IMP, including for the development and implementation of coordinated operations and decision-making in relation to the oceans, seas, coastal regions and maritime sectors, complementing the different Union policies relating to them, notably, the CFP, and transport, industry, territorial cohesion, environment, energy and tourism policies. Coherence and integration should be ensured in the management of different sectoral policies within the Baltic Sea, North Sea, Celtic Seas, Bay of Biscay and the Iberian Coast, Mediterranean and Black Sea sea...


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