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Diversification Grants

Queen scallop fishermen invited to apply for a grant to diversify

Local queen scallop fishermen are invited to make application for grant funding to diversify, during an eight-week application window. Funding under the Agriculture and Fisheries Grant Scheme has been made available to industry to support diversification.

Applications will be accepted between 23 September and 18 November 2019.

Support of up to 80% towards eligible costs will be available.

Applications for £1,000 or more will be accepted towards:

  • Gear to support alternate fishing opportunities such as nets, jiggers and creels.
  • Training in use of such fishing gear and methods.
  • Purchase of equipment to expand business opportunities, including into marine tourism.

Applications will be accepted up until 5pm on Monday 18 November 2019.

How do I apply?

The Department has supplied an application form to all qualifying vessel owners.  However, applicants can also apply online, or request a paper copy by contacting the Fisheries Division on +44 01624 685857 or email

For the main AFGS Scheme visit this page. 

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