The EMFF offers support for projects and investments relating to:
stimulating innovation in aquaculture;
driving growth in aquaculture, including through increasing production, modernisation, diversification, increasing resource efficiency and promoting closed recirculation systems;
the setting-up of sustainable small and micro aquaculture enterprises by new aquaculture farmers;
participation in ex-situ conservation and reproduction of aquatic animals.
The “call for project ideas” has three strands:
Strand 1 – Shellfish Production (window for submitting project ideas 1 March-12 April)
Strand 2 – Finfish Production (window for submitting project ideas 27 March-12 May)
Strand 3 – Algae and Seaweed Aquaculture Projects (window for submitting project ideas 8 May-16 June)
The amount of grant offered will depend on individual circumstances and will always be the minimum amount necessary to allow the project to go ahead, subject to a minimum of £2,400.
The maximum allocation for aquaculture projects is approximately £2.5 million.
More information on how to apply can be found here.
Published: 14/03/2017 at 9:27 am