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Regulation (EU) 2020/560 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulations (EU) No. 508/2014 and (EU) No. 1379/2013 as regards specific measures to mitigate the impact of the COVID‐19 outbreak in the fishery and aquaculture sector.

European Union
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Official Journal of the European Union L 130, 24 April 2020, pp. 11-17.
Food & nutrition, Fisheries, General
Public health Hazards Aquaculture Credit Equity Fish products Marine fisheries Poverty Precautionary principle Quarantine Risk assessment/management Rural employment Smallholders/peasants Special fund Subsidy/incentive Sustainable development Tax/levy Non-governmental entity Transport/storage Food quality control/food safety Hygiene/sanitary procedures
Geographical area
European Union Countries

This Regulation was adopted in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and it aims at supporting fishers and fish farmers, which were forced to stay in port or to discard or destroy products as a result from the market disruption caused by the pandemic. Firstly, these provisions lay down some amendments to Regulation (EU) No. 508/2014 on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) by: (i) replacing article 13 on budgetary resources under shared management; (ii) replacing article 55 on public health measures and compensations to mollusc farmers and aquaculture farmers to be supported by the EMFF.

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Regulation (EU) No. 508/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council 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.

Legislation | European Union | 2014

Keyword: Special fund, Fishery management and conservation, Marine fisheries, Inland fisheries, Aquaculture, Subsidy/incentive, Agricultural development, Climate change, Gender


Regulation (EU) No. 1379/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the common organisation of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products, amending Council Regulations (EC) No. 1184/2006 and (EC) No. 1224/2009 and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No. 104/2000.

Legislation | European Union | 2013

Keyword: Fish products, Aquaculture, Internal trade, International trade, Non-governmental entity, Business/industry/corporations, Packaging/labelling


Implemented by

Cabinet Regulation No. 347 of 2020 on Procedures for Granting State and European Union Support in the Measure "Temporary Cessation of Fishing Activities"

Legislation | Latvia | 2020

Keyword: Public health, Hazards, Risk assessment/management, Aquaculture, Fish products, Marine fisheries, Poverty, Rural employment, Subsidy/incentive, Fishing vessel, Governance