Scottish firms granted EU funding worth about GBP 1 million
Patrick Hughes, Seafood Scotland director. (Photo: Seafood Scotland)
(UNITED KINGDOM, 4/28/2017)
A group of Scottish seafood businesses have been granted nearly GBP 1 million European Union (EU) funding to help them showcase their produce at international trade shows.
The announcement of the European and Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) grant to Seafood Scotland was made by Minister for UK Negotiations for Scotland’s Place in Europe Michael Russell at the Seafood Expo Global (SEG)/Seafood Processing Global (SPG) event in Brussels.
“Raising the awareness and enhancing the global profile of the Scottish seafood industry will assist the sector as a whole, while helping individual businesses to expand into new markets and increase consumer awareness of their fine products,” pointed out Russell.
The minister also stressed that the fishing industry is a...