Application Forms and Guidance Notes

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The MMO have announced that the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) will be open for applications from the 18th January 2016. Guidance notes on the new programme are expected to be released in early January and will be available from this page to explain what type of projects the fund will support. Seafood Cornwall Training will be able to assist you in developing your project idea and guide you through the application process.

If you have a project idea and would like assistance then please do contact us on 01736 364324 or email Chris Ranford


‘The European Fisheries Fund (EFF) closed to new applications from 30 November 2014.The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), which is the successor to the EFF, is currently being developed by Defra and the MMO. The EMFF will be launched in 2015 with further details being published on the MMO website.’

Over £1.8 million of European Fisheries Fund (EFF) money has been committed to support the sustainable development of fishing communities in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly.

The Cornwall FLAG has funded projects that have contribute to one or more of the following key themes:

  • Developing sustainable supply chains and market development
  • Providing infrastructure and communal facilities for fishing communities and cooperatives
  • Capacity building, cooperative development and networking
  • Training, retention and recruitment including diversification
  • Coastal communities, tourism and economic development
  • Advocacy and engagement for fishermen
  • Regional sustainable management engagement

Project Animateur:

Chris Ranford , the Fisheries Community Animateur is employed by Cornwall Rural Community Charity and is available to create, develop and deliver FLAG and other European Fisheries Funded (EFF) projects.

Based in Newlyn and supporting the county the service acts as a ‘go to’ for anyone seeking guidance, information or assistance. If you have an idea or project which enhances and can sustain your coastal community the Animateur will turn your aspirations into a reality. Support is available with creating ideas, sourcing funding and supporting your application with business plans and costings.

Contact Chris for further information on 01736 364324 email or pop in to Seafood Cornwall Training for an informal chat with Chris.

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