Small Scale Coastal Fisheries Scheme

This scheme is designed to be a ‘one stop shop’ for Small Scale Coastal Fishers, allowing both onshore and onboard investments by Small scale coastal fishing (SSCF*) vessel owners, with the following objectives:

* SSCF: Owners of vessels <12.00m overall length (LOA) and which do not fish towed gears.

Who is Eligible Who is Eligible

Owners of SSCF fishing vessels:

Amounts Granted Amounts Granted

The support rate under this scheme is 80%.

What is Eligible

How to Apply How to Apply


Electronic Application

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