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Euro­pean fund­ing to­talling al­most £ 5mil­lion wi l l pro­vide “vi­tal” cash to the fish­ing and aqua­cul­ture sec­tor at a time of “great un­cer t a int y ”, Rur a l Econ­omy Min­is­ter Fer­gus Ewing has said.

He wel­comed the lat­est round of grants from the Euro­pean Mar­itime and Fish­eries Fund­ing scheme, wh ich w i l l prov i d e £4.8mil­lion to be shared by 29 projects across Scot­land. The money will partly be used to help im­prove safety by pay­ing for per­sonal lo­ca­tor bea­cons and lif­er­afts for fish­er­men as wel l as fund­ing new equip­ment.

With the UK due to leave the Euro­pean Union in March 2019, Ewing said there was no in­for­ma­tion yet on what would re­place the fund af­ter Brexit.


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