Funding for the sustainable development of the Northern Devon fishing communities

£1,050,000 has been secured to help develop the fishing industry and the fishing communities along the Northern Devon coast with a particular focus on Ilfracombe, Bideford, Appledore and Clovelly. The vision is for the sustainable development of the Northern Devon fishing communities by increasing opportunities for business, jobs, skills, investment, social and cultural benefits in this world class environment.

The funding, which has been made available from the European Fisheries Fund and Defra (Department for Food & Rural Affairs) through the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), will be used by the Northern Devon Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) to help the area’s fishing communities under the following objectives:

• Help develop and enhance the market for Northern Devon fish

• Raise knowledge and awareness of Northern Devon fish and fishing among locals and visitors

• Improve profitability and competitiveness of the fish economy

• Strengthen fishing communities to meet future challenges and opportunities

More information: http://www.northdevonplus.com/what-we-do/flag_home.aspx