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Evaluation of the Environmental Benefits delivered via EMFF in England - FX0119

Description
This study examined the environmental benefits delivered through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) in England, between 2014 and the present. The aim of this study has been to identify the role of the EMFF in delivering positive environmental impacts, the effectiveness of projects funded, and lessons on the implementation of the programme that can inform future funds. The study outputs should contribute to creating a world-class management system that supports a sustainable seafood industry1, and the delivery of the 25 Year Environment Plan (25 YEP)2.
Objective
The overarching aims of this research are to: (1) enhance understanding of the effectiveness of the EMFF grant scheme, as administered in England, in delivering environmental benefits; (2) assess and understand the actual environmental impacts of the English EMFF grant scheme.

This work forms an important part of Defra’s evidence-gathering, and a key driver for this is to contribute towards setting the baseline to inform Defra’s thinking and policy development on how to best support the seafood sector, in line with the grant-making powers proposed in the Fisheries Bill.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : An Evaluation of the Environmental benefits delivered via EMFF in England   (5994k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2019

To: 2019

Cost: £56,712
Contractor / Funded Organisations
MRAG Ltd
Keywords
Environmental Impact              
Fisheries