Fisheries and Seafood Funding Scheme

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) opened four funding rounds on the 25th August for applications to help support the fishing and seafood sector in England.

The time-limited competitive rounds, which are being delivered by MMO on behalf of Defra under the £6.1 million Fisheries and Seafood Scheme (FaSS), will match fund projects that deliver sustainable growth in the catching, processing and aquaculture sectors, and that conserve, enhance and support the recovery of the marine environment. They consist of:

  • Grants for projects that support businesses trading in Live Bivalve Molluscs (LBMs).
  • Grants for projects that contribute towards protecting the marine environment.
  • Grants for projects that deliver world class science and technological advancements.
  • Grants for projects that support or enhance the recreational sea fishing sector.

More information can be found at:

The closing date for submissions is 6 October 2021. You can find out more details on this, including how to apply, in the following link