The government has announced that eligible fishing and aquaculture businesses in England will receive direct cash grants through a fisheries support scheme delivered by the Marine Management Organisation(MMO).
The support scheme will run for up to three months and is designed to help businesses with their fixed costs such as insurance, equipment hire and port costs.
The main features of the scheme are:
The MMO will administer the fund and pay grants targeted at those most in need.
MMO will continue to make payments on existing grants and process outstanding applications to the Maritime and Fisheries Fund within the agreed timescale.
More information can be found at financial support for England’s fishing businesses