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Support for Aquaculture

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The EMFF offers support for projects and investments relating to:

  • stimulating innovation in aquaculture
  • supporting productive investments and driving growth in aquaculture, including through increasing production, modernisation, diversification, increasing resource efficiency and promoting closed recirculation systems
  • the setting up and purchase of management, relief and advisory services for aquaculture farms
  • promoting human capital and networking, including through professional training and the dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge
  • identifying and mapping suitable areas for developing aquaculture and developing and improving site infrastructure
  • the setting-up of sustainable small and micro aquaculture enterprises by new aquaculture farmers
  • participation in ex-situ conservation and reproduction of aquatic animals.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate that good and sustainable market prospects exist for their product.

In 2017, the Welsh Government held a call for Aquaculture project ideas with the potential to submit EMFF applications aligning strongly with EMFF and Welsh Government priorities.  This call is now closed.

Grant Amounts:

The amount of grant offered would relate to individual circumstances and would always be the minimum amount necessary to allow the project to go ahead, subject to a minimum of £2,400.

How to find out more:

Further details can be obtained by reading the ‘Support for Aquaculture Guidance Notes’.

EMFF grant 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.

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