“Strengthening of Croatian Administration in Charge for Structural Policy and State Aid in Fisheries“

Republic of Croatia has put great efforts into preparation activities for implementation and utilization of the European Fisheries Fund. Most important steps in this process were related to preparation and finalization of strategic documents – the National Strategic Plan for the Development of Fisheries of the republic of Croatia (NSP), and the Operational Programme (OP) for Fisheries of the Republic of Croatia for the Programming Period 2007-2013 (OP). Current state of affairs in this respect is that both NSP and OP are finalized, formally submitted to the European Commission and approved. In addition, the project assisted Croatian administration with the establishment of an adequate institutional and administrative basis for implementation of the EFF. Direct project beneficiaries were the organizational units within the Ministry of Agriculture on the level of Directorate of Fisheries and Independent Service for Accreditation of Paying Agency in Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development and Certification of Fisheries Programme Support. This project, worth EUR 0,65 million was  implemented throughout the institutional cooperation between the beneficiary of the project which is the administration of the Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Agriculture – Directorate of Fisheries and the administration of the Kingdom of Spain, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment and, Empresa de Transformación Agraria (TRAGSA, S.A) in association with FIIAPP. The implementation of the project started in mid-October 2012 and will end in mid-January 2014.

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