Financial support for England’s fishing businesses
A £10 million fund for England’s fishing and aquaculture sectors was announced today. This latest step to protect businesses affected by the coronavirus, unveils plans for up to £9 million to be available for grants to eligible fishing and aquaculture businesses.
More than 1,000 fishing and aquaculture businesses in England will receive direct cash grants through a fisheries support scheme and a further £1 million will be available to support projects to assist fishermen to sell their catch in their local communities.
This money is intended to help fishing businesses find new ways to market and sell their catch while the usual trading markets are restricted, not only supporting the sector but also the local communities that depend on the industry.
For more information on this, please see the full press release here.