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**Click on this link to access the EMFF esystem**

  • EMFF contracts agreed before the UK proposes to leave the EU, will be paid in full. More information is available here.
  • Closing Date for Fourth Round for EMFF: The closing date for the fourth round of applications for EMFF will be Tuesday 31 January 2017.
  • EU Referendum: The EMFF programme continues to operate as normal and we will provide updates as the situation becomes clearer
  • UK Treasury Guarantee: 'All structural and investment fund projects, signed before the Autumn Statement will be fully funded, even when these projects continue beyond the UK’s departure from the EU.' Further details will be provided ahead of the Autumn Statement.’     

Applicants are required to register on the e-system in the first instance. If you have any difficulties please contact the EMFF grant team.

European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)

moneyThe EMFF Operational Programme was adopted by the European Commission on 3 December 2015.

Support will be available through the EMFF programme in Scotland which delivers on sustainable economic growth in the sea fisheries and aquaculture sectors, and supports communities to deliver economic benefits during the transition phase of the Common Fisheries Policy reform programme.

Applications and claims will be made and submitted through the EMFF esystem. 


Fishing Vessel Energy Improvements and Re-engining

Axis 1

Find out more about funding Fishing Vessel Energy Improvements and Re-engining

Investments on board fishing vessels

Grants Awarded

Find out more about funding for investments on board fishing vessels

Investments to shore based facilities

Axis 3

Find out more about funding for investments to shore-based facilities

grants 2

Partnerships & Advisory Services

Marine Strategy Forum

Find out more about funding for partnerships & advisory services

Aquaculture, Processing & Marketing

Axis 2

Find out more about funding for aquaculture, processing and marketing

Support for Internal Partners

Inshore Fisheries

Find out more about funding for support for internal partners


Marine Environment & Inland Fishing

smoked salmon

Find out more about funding for the marine environment and inland fishing

Community-Led Local Development


Find out more about funding for community-led local development



Contact information for Marine Scotland