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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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  

Follow us on Twitter!

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        

NESFLAG following European Union Referendum

  NESFLAG delivers the Community-Led Local Development element of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) in Aberdeenshire and Angus. Following the result of the EU referendum on 23 June, we want to assure potential applicants that NESFLAG will continue to be open for applications until further notice.  European funding remains available until the UK

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NESFLAG Launched

The North East Scotland Fisheries Local Action Group (NESFLAG) was officially launched on 7th March 2016, at an event at the Scottish Maritime Academy in Peterhead.  NESFLAG will deliver the Community-Led Local Development axis of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund 2014-2020 for fishing communities in Aberdeenshire and Angus. About 60 people attended the launch,

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Launch of Fisheries Fund for North East Scotland

Following an allocation of funding of £1.437 million from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and Scottish Government, the North East Scotland Fisheries Local Action Group (NESFLAG) is to hold a launch event in Peterhead on Monday 7 March 2016. The event will be an opportunity for local fishing businesses and communities to find out

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European Programmes Coordinator departs role

David John McRobbie, the current European Programmes Coordinator for Fisheries is set to leave the Council at the end of the month (January 2016) to take up a new post with the Don Fishing Company. This will be a big loss to the NESFLAG team but we would like to wish DJ all the best in

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Application Deadline – Round 5

14 April 2017

Round 4 application deadline

7 March 2016

North East of Scotland Fisheries Fund Launch