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European Maritime & Fisheries Fund

The European Maritime Fisheries Fund provides support for the sustainable development of fisheries and coastal areas, which includes the Outer Hebrides. It aims to increase the capacity of local fishing communities and business networks to build knowledge and skills, and to encourage innovation and co-operation in order to tackle local fisheries development needs and objectives.


To address the challenges identified above and develop opportunities for fisheries areas the following objectives are identified from EU Regulation 508/2013:


The following measures were identified, which with EMFF support, are aimed at addressing the issues raised at local community consultations when developing the Outer Hebridean programme:

All Applications should fit with the
Outer Hebrides LEADER and EMFF 2014-2020 Local Development Strategy

To submit an expression of interest: Expression of Interest Form: and send to Pete Middleton at Please note that all projects must be completed and claims submitted by 31 December 2020.

Pete Middleton, Outer Hebrides EMFF Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Sandwick Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2BW Tel: 01851 600 501