Scottish fishing industry gets European grants of £5.8m

  • 19 December 2012
  • From the section Scotland

Dozens of Scottish fishing industry-related grants totalling £5.8m have been awarded.

The latest round of European Fisheries Fund (EFF) has seen 121 projects supported.

Shetland Aquaculture and Lossie Seafoods in Buckie both received more than £300,000 each, and there is more than £167,000 for Peterhead's Lunar Freezing and Storage.

Summer Isles Foods in Alness gets more than £150,000.

'Sustain the industry'

Vessels in Inverness, Lochinver, Annan, Fraserburgh, Peterhead and Westray were among other ventures to receive tens of thousands of pounds.

Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead, speaking from the ongoing fish talks in Brussels said: "The support that the EFF scheme gives to fishermen and our coastal communities is vital, underpinning economic development and helping to sustain the industry.

"Under this funding round 121 projects from all corners of coastal Scotland have received £5.8m, to support modernisation, expansion and boost productivity."

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