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Funding

You can usually apply for the scheme if you’re one of the following: 

  • Fisheries business or organisation.
  • Aquaculture business or organisation.
  • Fisheries based community.

Please note - All projects are required to be fully complete, with all funds claimed by 31 March 2018.

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Orkney’s Fisheries Local Action Group will focus on the following priorities, with all applications required to demonstrate a strong linkage to at least one:

  • The diversification and sustainable management of the local fisheries sector
  • Developing new market opportunities and added value for fish products
  • Initiatives for diversification in fisheries-based communities

Projects which may help achieve the priorities of the Orkney Fisheries Local Action Group could include, but are not limited to, initiatives which:

  • Support enhancement and diversification of fisheries related assets
  • Develop fisheries related local research and data collection
  • Support skills development, lifelong learning, and bespoke training opportunities
  • Encourage diversification within fisheries and aquaculture sectors, as well as initiatives to create or enhance small scale fisheries
  • Develop initiatives to identify new markets and enhance supply chain integration

Information on - How to Apply