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The EU provided $78 billion in aid to agriculture in 2013, and farm aid represented 43 percent of the EU budget. EU farm aid is projected to fall to $68 billion a year by 2020, when it would be 38 percent of the EU budget.
The European Parliament in October 2013 rejected additional aid for the EU's saltwater fishing industry. The Parliament approved a E6.5 billion ($8.9 billion) package to finance the European Union's Common Fisheries Policy for seven years beginning in 2014 that does not subsidize new boats.
The European Commission believes that the EU's fishing fleet is two or three times larger than is ecologically and economically sound. There are an estimated 120,000 people employed on 85,000 boats in the 28-member EU, and the Commission's goal is to reduce employment and fishing boats to fish for the maximum sustainable yield by 2015.