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A Guide To Current Financial And Welfare Support For The Fishing Industry

3rd April 2020

Useful contacts for the fishing industry.

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is working to continue to provide its services during the unfolding events around the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our aim in these unprecedented times is to continue to support the industry and help it to keep fishing and trading, and be ready to recover when the time comes.

In line with the Government's instructions, MMO staff are now working from home. But we can be contacted for all MMO services, including handling of applications to the Maritime and Fisheries Fund, in several ways - online, email, by phone, social media or via our website.

For all MMO contact numbers: visit

Like all parts of UK life, we know fishing has already been disrupted. To assist our industry stakeholders, we have put together a financial and welfare support guide for the fishing industry to signpost the support that has been announced so far to assist businesses and individuals. I hope this will be of help for now. See

FAQs from Defra are also available to provide financial support to the fishing industry. See

We encourage our fishing industry to stay in touch with MMO. We need to continue to work together to understand the impact on your businesses, and help reflect and share key information with Government. We will continue to keep you updated on new developments over the coming days and weeks.