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Spain giving up to 100,000 for seafood promotion

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Staff writer ▼ | June 28, 2016
The Spanish Cabinet has approved a proposal of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment to set subsidies to develop new markets and promotion campaigns for fishery and aquaculture products.
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Aquaculture   Applicants must undertake a product promotion programme
Eligible for these grants are non-profit entities, fishing and aquaculture commercial sector representatives from the national or supra-autonomous fields.

Applicants must undertake a product promotion programme which may be multiannual, lasting up to 24 months and actions will be allowed to develop from January 2, 2016.

The actions aimed at regional, national or transnational promotion and information campaigns for consumers about the characteristics of fishery and aquaculture products will be eligible to be granted subsidies.

Priority will be given to the promotion of products in whose market there are alterations, or to products coming from unwanted catches, according to the new approach of the fisheries policy to avoid discards.

In addition, those actions that promote new presentations, products or packaging, as well as those intended to promote coastal fishery products and organic aquaculture or quality differentiated seals will be given priority.

The aid will be funded from the budget of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, with input from the European Fishery Fund Market (EFFM) within the limits specified in the Community regulations, establishing a maximum grant amount of EUR 100,000 per entity.

Applications for aid will be submitted within the deadline and format specified by the corresponding call to be published in the coming weeks.