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£500,000 Funding available to support fishermen in D&G

£500,000 fund available to support fishermen in D&G

The European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) has awarded Dumfries & Galloway £580,000 to invest in supporting the region’s inshore fishing industry. This Fund offers a great opportunity for fishermen to gain access to finance to support their business.

The Fund is available to provide financial support for individuals and communities, who are currently, or, have historically, been a stakeholder in the local inshore fishing industry.

Funds are not limited to the following projects, although these may be of interest to fishermen:

Please note that the following projects are not eligible for EMFF funding:

Funds can be accessed by submitting an application to the region’s Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG). The FLAG is made up of a combination of representatives who work within the fishing industry in Dumfries & Galloway and will consider potential projects for funding.

Under the EMFF programme applicants can access funding for up to 50% of the total cost of their project. This money is a grant and not a loan and therefore does not need to be repaid.

Please note that funding is not provided in retrospect of grant being awarded; project spend must not start until an offer of grant letter has been obtained.

For more information on how to apply for EMFF funding, and the funding deadlines, please contact the regions EMFF project officer:


Phone number: 01387 260097