EU Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, confirmed that only Fish Producers Organisations can avail of EU aid for fish storage.
The PECH Committee has been informed that quota flexibility will remain the same despite fishing being affected by the COVID-19 virus.
The EU Commission has announced today that it has waived the obligation to request refunds of unspent pre-financing from the fund until the programme closure.
Europeche and the EAPO have called on EU Commissioner, Virginijus Sinkevičius to re-examine the support package announced last week by the EU Commission.
Europeche and the EAPO have give a mixed reaction to the announcement from the European Commission on further support for the fishing industry.
The European Commission has proposed a new set of measures under the EMFF to support the EU fisheries sector in tackling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.