MAR2020 supports environmentally sustainable aquaculture projects

The Sea is of particular importance in Portugal and should be viewed through an integrated approach addressing all its potentialities, resources and challenges. The development and sustainability of the economy of the Sea is a unique opportunity for Portugal. MAR2020 operational programme is supporting and promoting environmentally sustainable, resource efficient, innovative, competitive and knowledge-based aquaculture. 

The main objective of the MAR 2020 Operational Programme (PO MAR 2020), approved by the European Commission for the implementation of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund throughout Portugal, is to implement the Common Fisheries Policy, fostering the sustainable development of coastal zones and promoting the implementation of the Integrated Maritime Policy. MAR 2020 contributes to enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs in the sector, promoting sustainable, quality employment and support for worker mobility, the transition to a low carbon economy, the conservation and protection of the environment and promoting the efficient use of resources. Explore some of the many aquaculture projects being implemented under the MAR 2020 programme through the LINK.