Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Millions of pounds of EU funding are available to fishermen - get it now before Brexit!

There is funding available for experienced fishermen (minimum 2 years fishing experience) wishing to refresh any of their basic or advanced level training or take courses towards their Under 16.5m Skipper's Ticket. Candidates must already hold all four basic safety certificates –Sea Survival/PST, First Aid, Fire Fighting, Health & Safety and have completed their Safety Awareness training to be eligible for funding (subject to Seafish approval). 

STCW 2017 course dates

Please visit our website for more details about our courses.

EMF Funding available:

In early 2016, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) opened the €243m European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) in England. The scheme is currently open for projects which focus on the reform of the CFP such as: improving health and safety on fishing vessels; enhancing the quality or value of catch; investing in port and harbour infrastructure such as ports/auction halls/shelters; helping the processing of seafood and aquaculture products or general investments in aquaculture.

Apply directly through the MMO website:

call 0208 026 5539 or email :

If you would like advice and support in developing your application prior to submission, Seafood Cornwall Training Ltd is running a service to advise and assist fishing businesses, harbours and fishermen’s associations with the applications for a small fee. 

Chris Ranford is on hand to develop and submit projects. Please call the office on 01736 364324 or email if you are interested.