Maritime policy projects

According to the section on maritime policy in the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Operational Programme for Finland 2014–2020 under the EMFF, the aim is to improve the protection of the marine environment and create conditions for diverse and sustainable utilisation of marine natural resources. Resources are to be targeted e.g. to the introduction of technologies and information systems that enhance the impact of control and the monitoring of the status of the sea, and to development work and innovation in support of these.

The Prime Minister’s Office endorses the plan on the use of funds, after consultation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of the Interior and Ministry of the Environment. The funds are used to support environmental actions and projects that contribute to the achievement and maintenance of a good status of the marine environment and nature.