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  • UK Treasury Guarantee: 'All structural and investment fund projects, signed before the Autumn Statement will be fully funded, even when these projects continue beyond the UK’s departure from the EU.' Further details will be provided ahead of the Autumn Statement.’     

Applicants are required to register on the e-system in the first instance. If you have any difficulties please contact the EMFF grant team.

Update: 4 October 2017

*Important Update*

Due to unprecedented demand, there are limited funds remaining under EMFF Union Priority 1 (UP1)(Sea Fisheries).

To protect remaining funds we are no longer accepting applications from individual fishing vessels.  We will still consider collective applications for safety equipment, etc. and we will accept applications for 1st time purchase of a vessel by a young fisher.

The high level of demand means we have awarded over £25m to more than 200 projects under UP1 since January 2016.  Of that, £4.6m was to 180 vessel modernisation projects with the remainder to projects benefiting the whole sector, such as marketing, research and ports.

We are currently exploring the scope to increase the UP1 budget and amend the operational programme to allow us to make further awards.  Further information will be provided in due course.

European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)

The EMFF Operational Programme was adopted by the European Commission on 3 December 2015.

Support will be available through the EMFF programme in Scotland which delivers on sustainable economic growth in the sea fisheries and aquaculture sectors, and supports communities to deliver economic benefits during the transition phase of the Common Fisheries Policy reform programme.

Applications and claims will be made and submitted through the EMFF esystem. 


Fishing Vessel Energy Improvements and Re-engining

Axis 1

Find out more about funding Fishing Vessel Energy Improvements and Re-engining

Investments on board fishing vessels

Grants Awarded

Find out more about funding for investments on board fishing vessels

Investments to shore based facilities

Axis 3

Find out more about funding for investments to shore-based facilities

grants 2

Partnerships & Advisory Services

Marine Strategy Forum

Find out more about funding for partnerships & advisory services

Aquaculture, Processing & Marketing

Axis 2

Find out more about funding for aquaculture, processing and marketing

Support for Internal Partners

Inshore Fisheries

Find out more about funding for support for internal partners


Marine Environment & Inland Fishing

smoked salmon

Find out more about funding for the marine environment and inland fishing

Community-Led Local Development


Find out more about funding for community-led local development



Contact information for Marine Scotland