Tuesday, 13 December, the government was supported by the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) to prepare amendments to the rules governing the granting of aid rules, the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) measure "Productive investments in aquaculture".
Changes in the procedures for granting aid intended to supplement the list of eligible species for enhancing competitiveness of the sector. Changes in the procedures for granting aid intended to supplement the measure "Productive investments in aquaculture" of eligible species list, with the possibility to get support for the Palio and shrimp cultivation.Similarly, an increase in the amount of the eligible costs for specialized equipment ponds renewal purchase.
List of eligible costs is added to the cost of ponds for reconstruction and restoration of ponds specialized equipment purchase of the aquaculture farms, where the dominant sector is aquaculture. Pond restoration work will be able to ponds, which can lower the water using the water level control and lowering sluice culvert with aquaculture animals catches (collection) and bed processing.
Ponds specialized equipment will be available for aquaculture farms, ponds with a total area of more than 100 hectares and whose income from the farm grown production sales in the previous year of at least EUR 100 000.The cost of reconstruction of ponds per year will not exceed the amount calculated on the applicant for aid revenue from aquaculture establishments or holdings grown aquaculture production sales in the previous year multiplied by two, and at the same time not exceeding € 2 / m3 and 3,000 euros / ha. Support for each individual pond restoration will be able to get no more than once during the programming period, and support will be granted for any given pond area reconstruction.It is expected that, by this kind of costs will boost the total aquaculture output growth.
Similarly, changes in the procedure now states that the projects whose total eligible costs exceed the amount of 1 000 000 euros, will be reimbursed net income for each year of the three-year period that will arise following the implementation of the project.Changes in the granting of aid in order to enter into force after their publication in the official edition of "Latvian Journal" Web site. More information on the amendments to the Cabinet of Ministers (Cabinet) July 14, 2015 Regulations No.. 402 "The State and the European Union support for the procedure for awarding the measure" Productive investments in aquaculture "" available on the Cabinet's Web site.