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Competition Policy

Public consultation on revised State aid rules for the fishery and aquaculture sector

Policy field

State aid

 

Target group

All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from (i) Member States and their aid granting authorities, (ii) business associations and companies operating in the European single market, as well as (iii) legal and economic practitioners.

 

Period of consultation

From 11.01.2022 to 13.03.2022

 

Objective of the consultation

The Commission is publishing for consultation the draft fishery and aquaculture Block Exemption Regulation (FIBER), the draft amendment of the fishery and aquaculture de minimis Regulation and the revised draft Guidelines on State aid for the fishery and aquaculture sector.

The main drivers of the revision are the fact that the fishery and aquaculture State aid rules need to be aligned to the new European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) Regulation 2021/1139 so that aid measures under that Fund can be authorised from a State aid point of view where this is required. Moreover, the Commission has gained sufficient experience to enlarge the scope of the FIBER so that Member States may in the future adopt more State aid measures without having to notify them to the Commission.

 

How to submit your contribution

We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.

  • If you are answering this consultation as a citizen, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of an organisation, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of a public authority, please click here to submit your contribution.

Received contributions will be published on this webpage.  Submissions that are clearly marked "confidential" will be treated as such and not published. In that case please also provide a non-confidential version of your reply. It is important to read the privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

When providing us with the documents requested above, please ensure that redactions made by you properly cover all confidential information and cannot be reversed.

Please note that we cannot guarantee to take account of replies received after the deadline.
We would appreciate receiving documents in an electronic format.

 

Consultation document  / Questionnaire

 

Reference documents and other, related consultations

  • Explanatory Note accompanying the consultation on the draft rules on State aid to the fishery and aquaculture sector;
  • 2018 EU Guidelines for the examination of State aid to the fishery and aquaculture sector;
  • Commission Regulation (EU) No 1388/2014 declaring certain categories of aid to undertakings active in the production, processing and marketing of fishery and aquaculture products compatible with the internal market in application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;
  • Commission Regulation (EU) No 717/2014 of 27 June 2014 on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to de minimis aid in the fishery and aquaculture sector;
  • First round of public consultation.

 

Results of the public consultation

All non-confidential replies to the consultation are available here.

 

Contact details

Responsible service:
Directorate-General for Competition – Unit H.6
Please always indicate the reference number in your correspondence: HT.5822

e-mail:  COMP-H6@ec.europa.eu

Postal address:
European Commission
Directorate-General for Competition
Unit H.6
1049 Bruxelles /Brussel
Belgique /België
Ref.: HT.5822

 

Reason why the consultation period is less than 12 weeks

Need for an accelerated revision of future State aid rules in the fishery and aquaculture sector to ensure a timely adoption in order to be aligned with the new European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) Regulation and the Green Deal.

 

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