The Fisheries and Seafood Scheme is now open for applications to deliver financial support to the seafood sector in England. Delivered by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), the scheme will provide £6.1 million over the next 12 months for projects that encourage sustainable growth across the catching, processing and aquaculture sectors, and that protect and enhance the marine environment.
Those that are eligible for funding include:
- An individual or business engaged within commercial/recreational sea fishing, aquaculture or processing
- A public body/local authority in a local community that has a focus on fishing/aquaculture activities (including trust ports and local authority ports, and public bodies, using funds for environmental improvements/management of fisheries)
- A university or research institute
- A new entrant to the industry or unemployed individual that could benefit from knowledge/skills in fishing/aquaculture activities.
Find out more and apply here: