A new £7.75 million funding package will offer support to fishermen, seafood businesses and ports and harbours in Scotland threatened by the ongoing effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) and EU Exit.
The package includes:
£6.45 million for the Seafood Producers Resilience Fund which will provide support to eligible shellfish catchers and producers, in addition to trout farmers who have faced issues exporting to the EU and have lost access to domestic food markets as a result of COVID-19
£1 million to be made available to support the investment plans of ports and harbours faced with a loss of income through landing fees
up to £300,000 to assist the welfare and emergency support activities of the Fishermen’s Mission in recognition of the hardship facing people working in the sector at this time
For more information visit the Gov.Scot website