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Coronavirus Support For Fishing Industry Announced

The seafood sector is to receive an initial package of more than £5 million in financial support to assist businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Funding will be offered to over 650 seafood fishing companies, many of whom have lost their livelihoods with the collapse of export and hospitality markets for Scottish delicacies like langoustine, prawns and crab.

An initial payment of 50% of two months’ average earnings will be made to owners of all full time Scottish registered fishing vessels of 12 metres length and under – the vast majority of which are in the creel and dive sectors, many of whom operate in remote and island communities.

More info – https://www.gov.scot/news/support-for-seafood-fishing-industry/?fbclid=IwAR14kIViwZ0DdpqJWS0DXagJQvKM7Fe_jYS2HJU5utd2kwZ_HI8aQrfyrdQ