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Oceans and fisheries

FAMENET (Fisheries and Aquaculture Monitoring, Evaluation and Local Support Network) supports stakeholders in the implementation of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) and European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF).

FAMENET merges the support previously provided by FAME and FARNET in three core areas:

  • monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the EMFAF and the EMFF.
  • implementing community-led local development (CLLD) in fisheries and aquaculture areas to foster a sustainable blue economy.
  • communicating on the results of the EMFF and EMFAF through written stories and videos, and supporting the INFORM EU network.
FAMENET fact sheet
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FAMENET organises events for managing authorities, experts and other bodies to communicate on the latest working papers, foster dialogue and capacity building between stakeholders and ensure all Member States receive the support they need. 

Monitoring and evaluation


  • supports stakeholders in the implementation of the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund
  • support the development of the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (MEF) under the EMFAF
  • collect and manage the data on the implementation of the Programmes
  • organise capacity-building meetings on EMFAF implementation
  • offer technical assistance on the reporting, monitoring and evaluation of the EMFF and EMFAF national programmes, including support to managing authorities and the European Commission.

Reports and working papers

Technical note – Simplified cost options methodology for compensation under Article 26(2) of the EMFAF Regulation
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Working paper EMFAF MEF 2021-2027
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EMFF and the landing obligation
(1.06 MB - PDF)

Community-led Local Development (CLLD)

Funded by the European Union, CLLD or ‘community-led local development’ is a bottom-up approach to local development that brings local people together to decide how they want to improve their area. They do so by setting up partnerships of civil society, businesses and public bodies, called Local Action Groups (LAGs). FAMENET supports a network of around 350 LAGs across the EU in the implementation of their local development strategies under the EMFF and EMFAF.

The work previously performed by FARNET, the network of people implementing CLLD for the 2014-2021 period, is still accessible on the FARNET website.

Reports and publications

Launching community-led local development (CLLD) post-2020

FLAG actions contributing to the European Green Deal (2020)
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FLAG support to algae production (2020)
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Success stories

FAMENET communicates the successes of the EMFF and EMFAF, through the collection of good practices and stories, to a wide range of audiences.


For questions on M&E


For questions on CLLD


For questions on communication