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Business / Seafood processors receive EMFF funding

A LOCAL seafood processing and sales firm has received over £130,000 in the eighth round of European and Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

QA Fish Ltd, which is based in Scalloway, has been awarded £132,500 to support its waste management optimisation.

Scotland received just over £5.6 million in the latest round of EMFF funding.

Around £4.2 million has come from the EU, while the rest came from the Scottish Government.

Rural minister Mairi Gougeon said: “With this round fully committing all allocated funding to the Scottish processing sector, I call on the UK Government to meet its pledge, to provide the required additional funding to allow future rounds to proceed so that businesses can continue to grow and deliver sustainable economic growth for the seafood sector.

“This funding should be transferred to the Scottish Government for disbursement in Scotland, in line with the devolved settlement.”