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 and leisure craft.
- Purchase of an innovative blasting system for a Peterhead-based ship painting business which will offer significant benefits to the trawler fleet
- The fitting-out costs of a new speciality fish restaurant in Fraserburgh which will serve locally sourced seasonal seafood
- The establishment of a dedicated training centre for new recruits into the seafood processing sector
The programme, which launched in March 2016, has a total budget of £1.43million of which more than £300,000 is now committed. All funding must be committed by December 2018.
More details about the successful projects can be found here