Analysis of the current state and prognosis of the Czech Republic´s aquaculture development in the period 2014–2020 in the context of the EU´s Common Fisheries Policy with the vision till 2024

Contracting Authority: Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic

Time of relevance: 05/2012–06/2013


Project description: Project focused on the elaboration of two key strategic national documents for the Czech Republic (hereinafter referred to as the CR), period 2014–2020: Multi-Annual National Strategic Plan for Aquaculture and Theses on the Operational programme 2014–2020: Aquaculture in the Czech Republic. Multi-Annual National Strategic Plan for Aquaculture, as a key national strategy, embodied the concept of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic in the fisheries sector until 2024. The purpose of this strategy was to establish the conditions for the implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy (hereinafter referred to as the CFP) in the Czech Republic. The document was developed after consulting the partners in the fisheries sector and academic experts. The Multi-Annual National Strategic Plan for Aquaculture will be subject to dialogue with relevant bodies of the European Commission. The key objective of the Multi-Annual National Strategic Plan for Aquaculture was to define the needs and national goals in aquaculture during the preparation for the future programming period 2014–2020. The Multi-Annual National Strategic Plan for Aquaculture contained an analysis of the current state, taking into account the history of the fisheries sector in the CR and reflecting important changes resulting from the accession of the CR to the European Union (hereinafter referred to as the EU). On the basis of these initial analyses, a qualified forecast for the further development has been formulated for two time periods, i. e. the medium-term outlook for 2014–2020 and the long-term outlook until 2024. A set of fundamental strategic recommendations has been developed in accordance with the sectoral analysis and forecast, considering the bases and principles of the reformed EU CFP. The strategy has provided a basis for the preparation of theses on the Operational Programme for Fisheries 2014–2020, defining the specific conditions for mobilising the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.


Contact person of the project: Martin Pelucha, pelucha (at)