Fish & Fisheries News

Wednesday August 21, 2019

Improving access to funding for Welsh small-scale fishermen

Working with the Welsh Government and fishing fleet, the Fishing Animateurs have developed a simplified process to enable small scale coastal fishermen in Wales to access European Maritime and Fisheries Funds to improve safety at sea and boost profitability.  

The Fishing Animateurs, funded by The Fishmongers’ Company alongside Trinity House and Seafarers UK, worked throughout the winter of 2018/19 to develop a list of key items that will improve health, safety and catch quality for small scale fishermen. This has reduced the amount of application paperwork required and processing time, which before this standardisation scheme was over 12 months.  

The Animateurs will now be delivering outreach work in Welsh fishing communities across the Autumn and Winter of 2019/20 to help small scale fishermen access the funding available.  

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