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4.8 million of funding offered to 6 Fisheries Local Action Groups under EMFF scheme

Marine Management Organisation

October 31
16:45 2016

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is pleased to announce that 800,000 funding under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) has been offered to each of the six Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs).

Cornwall, Dorset and East Devon, Hastings, Holderness, North of Tyne and North Thames will each receive 800,000 to take forward their local development strategies to benefit and develop fisheries, coastal communities and the wider supply chain infrastructure.

Blogs telling the story of the FLAG journey for North Tyne, North Thames and Dorset are already on the MMO Marine Developments Blog and during November blogs from Cornwall, Hastings and Holderness FLAGs will be added.

Commenting on the offer of funding to FLAGs MMO Chief Executive John Tuckett said:

We are delighted to be able to offer such significant funding to each of the FLAGs. Having worked with the FLAGs to develop their strategies and help them through the EMFF FLAG selection process over the last 11 months it is very rewarding to reach the point where these strategies can come to fruition.

We look forward to seeing the benefit the FLAGs will bring to their local areas, the wider fisheries sector and fishing communities as a whole

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