Brexit Specific Scallop Fleet Transition Scheme

The objective of this short-term aid scheme is to partially offset losses incurred by the scallop sector due to the TCA (Trade and Co-operation Agreement) during 2021 compared to 2018-2020.

Who is Eligible Who is Eligible

This scheme is restricted to owners of vessels in the specific scallop segment ranging in size from 22m to 28m who hold licences to fish only for scallop and who have a proven track record of fishing for scallop off the west and south coast of the UK. To be eligible for funding, vessel owner(s)/company must:

Amounts Granted Amounts Granted

Scheme payments will be calculated based on the number of days at sea lost multiplied by the average daily value of landings, calculated at €4,000 per day, up to a maximum of 20 days. A day at sea is defined as any continuous period of 24 hours (or part thereof) during which a vessel is present within an area and absent from port.

The average daily value of landing has been calculated by reference to official data on turnover of vessels in each of the length categories, using official DCF data derived from the National Seafood Survey. The payment is calculated on the basis of gross earnings averaged for the fleet segment over the period 2018-2020.

How to Apply How to Apply


Electronic Application

Apply online on Grant Electronics Management System

Warning: This application form is not compatible with mobile devices. For best results please use desktop/laptop when completing this form.

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Click here to download the Getting Started with the BIM online Grant system guide.

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Click here to download the official Scheme Implementation Plan

Click here to download the Scheme Description

Click here to download the Guidelines for Applicants

Click here to download the Scheme’s Letter of Offer, with Terms and Conditions

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