Funding package ‘is lifeline’ to fishing industry
Written by gwadmin on 22/04/2020
A £10m support package to help the fishing industry through the coronavirus pandemic has been announced by the government.
Environment Secretary George Eustice said it “provided a lifeline for more than 1000 fishing businesses”.
Grants aimed at boats of under 24 metres will be payable for up to three months starting on Monday.
Fishing leaders say the government now needs to extend support to over 24m boats which make up a considerable part of the South West fishing fleet.