AQUA NEWS

UK GOVERNMENT DELIVERS £1.4 MILLION IN SUPPORT FOR FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE SCIENCE

Eight new projects that are part of the Fisheries Industry Science Partnership (FISP) have been awarded a share of £1.4 million to jumpstart sustainable fishing and aquaculture initiatives. The funding is the first part of the £24 million earmarked from the £100 million UK Seafood Fund specifically for science and innovation projects – to invest in new technology, trial new gear and support world-class research. The £100 million UK Seafood Fund was launched to help level up coastal communities across the UK. Alongside the funding for science and innovation, it also includes a £65 million infrastructure scheme announced in December which will be made available for projects such as  modernizing ports and harbours, and a further £10 million to encourage new entrants into the processing, catching and aquaculture sectors, alongside training and upskilling current workers.