New entrants to fishing will be able to apply for funding towards the purchase of a second hand fishing vessel.
The support is being made available through Marine Fund Scotland (MFS), with young fishers under the age of 40 able to apply for up to 75% of the purchase of an existing vessel with a registered length of up to 16 metres.
Funding of up to 50% towards the cost of a vessel over 16 metres and up to 24 metres is also available.
Further information on eligibility for the young fishers scheme can be found on page 10 of the Marine Fund Scotland general guidance on the Scottish Government website. The commitment ties to the Future Fisheries Management Strategy, which sets out policy initiatives for the next 10 years to protect the environment and support a strong, sustainable and resilient fishing industry