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.