£2.5m boost for fish farm business


October 31, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Aquaculture News,News-Europe



A £2.5 million European funding boost to support sustainable growth and investment in Scottish aquaculture was announced yesterday by Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing. Announcing the award, Ewing called on the UK Government for more clarity on the replacement of such funding after Brexit.

Around £1.7m from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) will go to the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre at Stirling University to promote environmental sustainability, and bring industry and research together to provide innovative solutions to sector challenges.

Loch Fyne Oysters Limited, Charron Ltd, Dawnfresh Seafoods Limited and Fassfern Mussels Limited will also benefit from the funding, which is part of the second round of the EMFF, supporting 56 projects in communities all across Scotland.

Full Article at The National