Maritime and Fisheries funding announced

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Sea fisheries and processing businesses are among those to share more than £5.6 million of funding from the eighth round of the European and Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

The funding awards include £1.3 million for Seafood Scotland to help it maximise key export markets and £1.35 million for J K Thomson in Musselburgh to support the construction of a new processing factory.

Announcing the latest award, Rural Minister Mairi Gougeon said:

"The marine economy plays a vital role in supporting coastal communities and is critical to our ambitions to double the value of our food and drink industry.

"From grants which will help open up existing and new export markets, to the funding of new and improved factory facilities, this £5.6 million investment will support the marine economy supply chain, boosting growth and creating local jobs."


Visit the Scottish Government website to find out more about the EMFF