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.


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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Extension to Round 3 deadline

The application deadline for NESFLAG Round 3 has been pushed back to Tuesday 13th December. Please contact the Co-ordinator in advance if you intend to submit an application.

Round 2 application deadline

The next application deadline for applications to NESFLAG is on 28 October. If you want to make an application for this round you should first contact the NESFLAG Co-ordinator at 01467 628383 or  

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NESFLAG now has its own Twitter account, where we will post news about NESFLAG as well as project updates, other Aberdeenshire/Angus news and some pretty pictures from our travels around the area.  Please follow us @nesflagEMFF