Fishing Support Scheme Announced

Given the impact of the current situation on the fishing industry in our bay Torbay’s MP Kevin Foster has welcomed a £10 million fund for England’s fishing and aquaculture sectors announced by the Government.

More than 1,000 fishing and aquaculture businesses in England will receive direct cash grants through a fisheries support scheme. The plans mean up to £9 million will be available for grants to eligible fishing and aquaculture businesses.

A further £1 million will be made available to support projects to assist fishermen to sell their catch in their local communities. This money will help fishing businesses find new ways to market and sell their catch while traditional markets are restricted, not only supporting the sector but also the local communities which depend on the industry.

Kevin said: “Our Fishing Industry has been hit hard by the current restrictions, with many struggling to get their catch to market. I therefore welcome this latest move to support local businesses through this crisis.”

You can find more details on the Government website by following this link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-announces-financial-support-for-englands-fishing-businesses