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​Treasury Guarantee
The Scottish Government will be passing on the UK Government’s recently announced guarantee on European funding in full. The detail of the announcement can be found online.    



20 August 2019
Please note the closing date for the next round of aquaculture applications is Monday 30th September.  This is likely to be the final round & we expect to be oversubscribed, so we may not be able to support all applications.

Please ensure full & complete applications, with all supporting documentation, are submitted on or before the 30th.

12 June 2019
Final Aquaculture round and closure of Sea-fisheries and Processing & Marketing

Due to unprecedented demand, the funding for Sea Fisheries and Processing & Marketing is fully committed and we are closed to new applications under these measures.

The Aquaculture measure is open for a final round to commit the small amount of remaining funding.

European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)

The EMFF Operational Programme was adopted by the European Commission on 3 December 2015.

Support will be available through the EMFF programme in Scotland which delivers on sustainable economic growth in the sea fisheries and aquaculture sectors, and supports communities to deliver economic benefits during the transition phase of the Common Fisheries Policy reform programme.

Applications and claims will be made and submitted through the EMFF esystem. 


Fishing Vessel Energy Improvements and Re-engining

Axis 1

Find out more about funding Fishing Vessel Energy Improvements and Re-engining

Investments on board fishing vessels

Grants Awarded

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Investments to shore based facilities

Axis 3

Find out more about funding for investments to shore-based facilities

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Partnerships & Advisory Services

Marine Strategy Forum

Find out more about funding for partnerships & advisory services

Aquaculture, Processing & Marketing

Axis 2

Find out more about funding for aquaculture, processing and marketing

Support for Internal Partners

Inshore Fisheries

Find out more about funding for support for internal partners


Marine Environment & Inland Fishing

smoked salmon

Find out more about funding for the marine environment and inland fishing

Community-Led Local Development


Find out more about funding for community-led local development



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