3. Increased support for fishing and shellfish businesses
The Government announced financial support for the seafood industry with grants for seafood and aquaculture businesses across the UK.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is expanding the eligibility criteria for the Seafood Response Fund to target catching and shellfish aquaculture businesses which have been affected by a reduction in demand from the hospitality sector in the UK and abroad, as well as disruption of exports to the EU. Eligible businesses are now being contacted by the MMO. Payments are due before the end of March.