SHETLAND based seafood businesses have been successful in securing European fisheries grants worth almost £300,000.
ON Tuesday, the Scottish Government announced the latest round of European fisheries funding worth around £6 million to 109 different projects.
In Shetland the largest beneficiary of European cash was the Shetland Fishermen’s Association who will receive £158,500 to compile fish data in the northern North Sea.
Meanwhile Skerries based salmon farm Bound Skerries is in line to receive £62,400 towards a £104,000 project to upgrade the company’s fish farm.
Grants were also given to two mussel farms; Cribba Sound (£42,768 to improve mussel seed production) and Sandsound Mussels (£4,725 to help pay modifying the company’s mussel harvesting system).
Finally, two local whitefish boats also received financial help, the Skerries based Sharyn Louise (£1,466) and the Alison Kay (£25,404 and £1,399.64).