Highland & Moray FLAG

As part of the European Maritime & Fisheries Fund, the Highland & Moray Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) has been awarded £1,006,000 to support sustainable development of local fishing communities.  The FLAG membership is representative of local community and fishing industry interests and will consider applications and decide how funding should be allocated within the Highland & Moray FLAG area.

Funds are available to support projects which will deliver any of the following:

  • Add value, create jobs, attract young people & promote innovation at all stages of the supply chain for fishery and aquaculture products
    • Enable diversification of income inside or outside commercial fisheries – support lifelong learning, training and job creation
    • Enhance and capitalise on the environmental assets of the fisheries and aquaculture areas, including projects to mitigate climate change
    • Promote social wellbeing and cultural heritage in fisheries and aquaculture areas, including fisheries, aquaculture, maritime cultural heritage and tourism
    • Strengthen the role of fisheries communities in local development and the governance of local fisheries resources and maritime activities
For your project to be eligble for funding you must demonstrate how your project meets the FLAG Funding Priorities.

Should you have any queries or wish for advice before applying to the FLAG for funding please use the Contact Us page to find details for the FLAG Development Officer.