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Round 7 awards published

Round 8 Awards
he closing date 28th February 2019 and is for Processing & Marketing applications under UP5 only. Outcomes of applications should be known in May 2019. 

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.    


23 November 2018

Closure of Sea-fisheries & Aquaculture measures

Due to unprecedented demand, the funding for Sea fisheries (UP1) and Aquaculture (UP2) is almost fully committed, we are now closed to new applications under these measures until the middle of 2019.  This will allow us to access the current situation regarding committed funds & any other available funding. 

Any remaining funding in Sea fisheries funding will be made available to safety, new entrants and innovative research and development, we hope to be able to re-open all aquaculture measures.  Remaining funds are likely to be heavily oversubscribed, so we will not be able to fund all projects, we will update in the new year once the funding picture is clearer.

The processing and marketing measures are not under so much pressure, applications can be submitted at any time, and we will hold a further round at the start of next year.      

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

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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

grants 2

Partnerships & Advisory Services

Marine Strategy Forum

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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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