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Support for Investments on Board Fishing Vessels – Measure I.8 (Article 32: Health & Safety)

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‘Measure I.8 - Article 32: Health & Safety’ will cover the costs of purchasing and installing equipment that:

  • improve safety for fishermen on board fishing vessels
  • improve the health conditions for fishermen on board fishing vessels
  • improve hygiene conditions for fishermen on board fishing vessels
  • improve working conditions on board fishing vesselsInvestments must go beyond the requirements set out in Union or national law.

Grant Amounts

Grants can range from a minimum of £800 to a maximum of £80,000.

The maximum grant rate for small scale coastal fishermen or for a project which is related to the small scale coastal fisheries fleet is 80%.

The grant rate for SME private organisations who are not small scale coastal fishermen and for projects which are not related to the small scale coastal fisheries fleet is 50%.

How to find out more

Further details can be obtained by reading the ‘Support for Investments on Board Fishing Vessels - Measure I-8 - (Article 32 Health and Safety) Guidance Notes’.

How to Apply

For details of how to apply, please see the ‘How to apply for a European Maritime and Fisheries Fund grant’ webpage.

Applications can be submitted by: 

  • fishermen / owners of fishing vessels that are on the EU fishing fleet register and which land the majority of their catch to a port in Wales
  • organisations representing and / or undertaking actions on behalf of or benefiting fishermen / owners of fishing vessels

Applications will not be accepted from organisations, businesses or individuals who:

  • have been convicted of fraud under the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) or the EMFF
  • have been convicted of a ‘serious infringement’ or fraud in the 12 months before applying

Please see the EMFF Guidance on Serious Infringements and Fraud.