Support for Ports and Harbours Update

Funding for ports and harbours was announced as part of a package of support by Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing on 3 February. Due to the high level of demand for the fund, the initial £1m was increased to £1.8m.

Ports and harbours are an essential part of the infrastructure for the seafood sector and have a value of £186 million. The latest figures on EU vessel landings into Scotland can be found in the Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics 2019.

The Scottish Government has also announced funding for new seafood experts to help businesses navigate paperwork, and funding for the Fishermen’s Mission.

The Seafood Producers Resilience Fund is still open for aquaculture businesses.

The list of ports and harbours confirmed to receive funding at present is below with discussions continuing with further potential applicants.

CromartySurfacing and stone work to harbour pier
DunbarSafety rails, and bridge works
SandhavenRepair work to breakwater
North BerwickRepair to harbour walls
FraserburghNumerous repairs
UllapoolImprovement to existing fish house to comply with export regulations
EyemouthResurfacing works, dredging
ScrabsterFendor works, Quay surface
Tarbert Loch FyneUpgrade of CCTV, Shoreside power, Install Fish Bait store
LerwickNew lighting, Fish landing crane, Automation of weightbridge
PeterheadVarious improvements ranging from collection and disposal of waste from fishing fleet to quay cleaning.
MallaigInstallation of shore power for fishing fleet
Aberdeenshire (Stonehaven, Gourdon, Johnshaven & Macduff)Chart plotter for pilot boat, quayside ladders, davit
Barra, Western IslesRefurbishment of ice machine and external conveyers, Chain replacement

Source: Scottish Government