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Fathom Podcast: UK Fisheries Minister on £9m fishing package

Fathom Podcast: UK Fisheries Minister on £9m fishing package

Fisheries Minister Victoria Prentis knows the industry is having “a really, really difficult year”. Speaking in a one-of-a-kind interview with the Fathom team, in which the Defra Minister - only in post since February 14th of this year - breaks down a new £9 million...

Coronavirus Supports: £10m announced for English fishermen

Coronavirus Supports: £10m announced for English fishermen

Following intense pressure, a £10 million coronavirus support package has been announced for the fishing industry in England. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has stated more than 1,000 fishing and aquaculture businesses will receive up...

Coronavirus: Wales announces Fisheries Grant to help sector

Coronavirus: Wales announces Fisheries Grant to help sector

A new grant to support fishing businesses during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been announced by the Welsh Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths. Fishing has been especially hard hit as exports and domestic markets have shut due to...

UK: Deadline Extended for PFD-PLB Funding Scheme

UK: Deadline Extended for PFD-PLB Funding Scheme

At the end of last month, Seafish announced the deadline for applications for the current grant-aided funding scheme for personal flotation devices (PFDs) with personal locator beacons (PLB) project has been extended for one month. Owners of UK registered commercial...