The North East of Scotland Fisheries Local Action Group (NESFLAG), aims to support the sustainable development of coastal communities located in Angus and North & South Aberdeenshire. Fisheries funding will be targeted on coastal settlements with demonstrable associations with the fisheries sector and projects which align with the priorities of each area’s Local Development Strategy and EMFF objectives.

The EMFF programme aims to promote economic diversification both within and outwith the fisheries sector as well as build capacity of fisheries communities across the European Union through local projects that build knowledge and skills, add value to fisheries products and in turn facilitate innovation and cooperation in fisheries areas.


Four projects funded in NESFLAG Round 5

The North East Scotland Fisheries Local Action Group (NESFLAG) has awarded grants to four new projects in Aberdeenshire. The FLAG approved the applications, worth a total of £162,189, in Round 5 of the programme. The successful projects in this round include A new pontoon facility at Sandhaven & Pitullie Harbour delivering improved facilities for inshore fishing

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Next application deadline

The next application for NESFLAG applications is 7th January 2018.  Please get in touch with the co-ordinator ( if you plan to make an application.

Estonian fishermen visit to Aberdeenshire

  An Estonian fishing delegation recently stopped in Aberdeenshire as part of a trip around Scotland.  The North East Scotland Fisheries Local Action Group (NESFLAG) hosted a visit by representatives from FLAGs in Lake Peipsi and Lake Vortsjarv on Thursday 25th May. The day started with a tour of Lunar’s processing unit at East Quay,

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Social Inclusion Seminar – Jurmala, Latvia

NESFLAG Co-ordinator Jamie Wilkinson attended a seminar of FLAGs from across the European Union in Jurmala, Latvia on 21-23 March. The event was organised by FARNET (the support organisation for FLAGs) and was themed around the subject of ‘Social Inclusion in Fisheries Areas’.  The event was very well attended (about 150 delegates) and contained presentations

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NESFLAG Programme issues first funding awards

The North East Scotland Fisheries Local Action Group (NESFLAG) has made its first grant awards to projects in Aberdeenshire from a new programme which supports fishing communities across the North-East. The FLAG approved two applications worth a total of £73,758.58 in its first funding round. NESFLAG delivers the Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) element of the

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