Scottish fishing and processing businesses are set to benefit from £6.9 million in funding as the sixth round of the European and Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) will award grants to 107 projects across Scotland. The funding includes around £182,587 for the purchase and installation of a new ice plant at Mallaig Harbour.
The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) is calling for the European Commission to recognise the importance of the European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) in the post-2020 EU budget, and to reinforce its partnership with Regions to increase the fund’s effectiveness.
Funding is available through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) in England towards replacing engines on fishing vessels.
More than three years after its adoption in May 2014, the €6.4 billion European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) 2014-2020 is only just coming into operation. By September 2017, only 1.4% of the fund has been used.
Ireland’s Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring joined BIM (Bord Iascaigh Mhara) and the North West Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) to announce over €500,000 in total investment for 22 distinctive coastal community based projects across the counties of Mayo and Sligo.
The recently-announced European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) looks positive, according to Chris Ranford at Seafood Cornwall Training in Newlyn. Although nothing has yet been approved, the prospects looks good.
With the discard ban in place for demersal fishermen, Pim Visser of VisNed in Holland commented that they have been fortunate that there is an exemption for boats fishing with what the Dutch fishermen refer to as a ‘Belgian net,’ which has a three metre 120mm panel ahead of the codend.