Aid for the activities of fishing areas
- Nationwide except the Åland Islands
- Public service
The fisheries authorities of the ELY Centres grant, upon application, general aid for the activities of fishing areas. Aid can be applied for by fishing areas only.
Operational aid referred to in section 82 of the Fishing Act is granted to current fishing areas referred to in the previous act until the fishing areas referred to in the Act which entered into force on 1 January 2016 become operational.
Aid funds granted for fishing area activities have been accumulated from fishing management fees.
Aid may be applied for during the application periods only. The application period usually takes place at the turn of the year, in December and January. Calls for applications are published on the websites of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the ELY Centres.
Do the following
Complete the printable form (General aid for the activities of a fishing area) and send it as an attachment to the general online form to the registry of the ELY Centre whose area of operation covers most of the activities. You can also send the form by post. The ELY Centres’ contact information is available under Service Locations.
The Development and Administrative Services Centre (KEHA Centre) of the ELY Centres and TE Offices pays the aid to the applicant without a separate application. The statements of accounts form (Statements of accounts form for the operational aid for a fishing area), showing how the aid has been used, must be afterwards submitted to the KEHA Centre. Send the form as an attachment to the general online form or by post to a payment unit location of the ELY Centre. See the KEHA-Centre website for contact information.
To whom and on what terms
The aid is available to fishing areas. The aid can be used to finance the costs incurred by the activities of the fishing area and to meet the objectives that may be set by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry or ELY Centre.
The costs eligible for aid are reasonable labour, commission, outsourced service, investment, travel and material costs incurred by the fishing area activities. When paying travel costs and daily allowances, the State Travel Regulations must be followed. The projects should be executed in a way that is the most inexpensive for the society.
The service is free of charge.