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Agriculture Ministry invites residents to sign up for measures to support fisheries

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUFrom 21 August onward, Rural Support Service plans to start accepting applications for projects to receive support from European Maritime and Fisheries Fund’s action plan for development of fisheries in 2014-2020 as part of projects Innovation, Productive Investments in Aquaculture and Fishing and Aquaculture project processing.

Latvian Agriculture Ministry reports that the Innovation event’s project submission period will be taking place from 21 August 2017 to 15 November 2017. The total available funding is EUR 2,000,000.

The goal of this project is introducing innovations in fisheries, aquaculture and fish, crustaceans and mollusc processing methods.

Scientific institutions registered with Latvia’s scientific institutions registry, businessmen, farming or fishing associations engaged in fishing, aquaculture or fish processing can apply for participation, Agriculture Ministry reports.

Project submission process for Productive Investments in Aquaculture will be taking place from 21 August 2017 to 15 December 2017. The total amount of funding is EUR 8,000,000. The goal of this project is improving competitiveness and sustainability of aquaculture companies.

Support will be provided to participants whose investment projects are associated with preservation and breeding of carp, trout, pike perch, pike, shrimp, crayfish and other species. Support for other aquaculture species will be decided using independent market assessment performed by a scientific institution to prove sustainability and perspective of certain species on the market.

Project submission process for Fishing and Aquaculture Product Processing will be taking place from 21 August 2017 to 15 December 2017. The total available funding is EUR 8,000,000.

The goal of this event is to support realization of new or improved products, better energy efficiency, reduce impact on the environment, as well as improve safety, hygiene, health and work conditions. Fish product processing companies certified by the Food and Veterinary Service, private and legal individuals registered with FVS that process fish products at home, as well as start-up companies whose first account or taxation years is not over yet.

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