Seafood sector – Aid Package

The seafood sector is to receive an initial support package of more than £5m during the coronavirus outbreak, the Scottish government has said.

Funding will be offered to more than 650 seafood fishing companies, in the face of falling sales for markets such as langoustine, prawns and crab.

An initial payment of 50% of two months’ average earnings will be made to owners of all full-time Scottish registered fishing vessels of 12m and under.

Support is also being developed for the onshore processing industry and shellfish growing sector