More aid to catching sector

| November 6, 2008

The Scottish government is to provide £400,000 over the next 18 months to help pay for the maintenance of life saving equipment on board their vessels and have also committed £300,000 to cover the costs of the next phase of warranties for vessel monitoring systems.

The two initiatives are part of the Government’s commitment to helping the fishing industry adapt successfully to an era of high and fluctuating fuel prices.

Close to another £29 million, made up of Scottish government and European funding and a contribution from Seafish, will be made available to the industry over the next three years.

No surprise, but no news of support for boats involved in the recreational sea angling sector.

Category: Scottish Government News

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