Firms boosted by mar­itime funds

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

Two He­bridean com­pa­nies have re­ceived a share of £4.8 mil­lion from the lat­est round of Euro­pean Mar­itime and Fish­eries Fund­ing.

He­bridean Sea­weed Com­pany on the Isle of Lewis was awarded £800,000, while £15,000 went to the Western Isles Fish­eries As­so­ci­a­tion, also Isle of Lewis. The fund aims to help fish­er­men tran­si­tion to sus­tain­able fish­ing, sup­port coastal com­mu­ni­ties to di­ver­sify their economies and fi­nance pro­jects to cre­ate jobs.

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