Operational Programme "Sustainable Development of the Fisheries Sector and Coastal Fishing Areas 2007-2013"


Similarly to the preceding programming period, in years 2007-2013 ARMA is implementing the programme of modernization and development of the fisheries sector under Operational Programme "Sustainable Development of the Fisheries Sector and Coastal Fishing Areas 2007-2013", financed by the European Fisheries Fund. The implementation of five Programme's priorities was assigned EUR 978,8 million, including EUR 734 million from the Community resources and EUR 244.7 million from the EU budget.

The Programme supports undertakings leading to a stable balance between the marine and inland resources and the fishing capacity of the Polish fishing fleet as well as creating a modern and competitive fisheries sector in Poland. The aforementioned goal is to be achieved by means of: adaptation and modernisation of fishing vessels, support for fish breeding and inland waters fishing, improvement of the standards of fishing ports and fish processing establishments, and animation of local communities.

ARMA acts as an Intermediate Body for the implementation of the three axes of the Operational Programme, Axis 4 is implemented by Marshal Offices, Axis 5 is implemented by FAPA.

The Agency also continues the implementation of payments on the grounds of undertakings under the Programme.

Until 31 October 2010 ARMA paid out PLN 478,2 million.

Within the Programme ARMA carries out the following measures:

Priority Axis 1 - Measures for the adaptation of the fishing fleet

  • Public aid for permanent cessation of fishing activities

  • Public aid for temporary cessation of fishing activities

  • Investments on board fishing vessels and selectivity

  • Small-scale coastal fishing

  • Socio-economic compensation for the management of the national fishing fleet

 Priority Axis 2 - Aquaculture, inland fishing, processing and marketing of fishery and aquaculture products

  • Investments in aquaculture
  • Aqua-environmental measures
  • Animal health measures
  • Inland Fishing
  • Investments in processing and marketing

Priority Axis 3 - Measures of common interest

  • Collective actions
  • Protection and development of water fauna and flora
  • Fishing ports, landing sites and harbours
  • Development of new markets and promotion campaigns
  • Pilot projects
  • Modification for reassignment of fishing vessels

Priority Axis 4 - Sustainable development of fisheries areas

  • Development of fisheries areas
  • Support for inter-regional and transnational cooperation

Priority Axis 5 - Technical assistance

  • Technical assistance