Supporting the UK’s fishing industry through COVID-19 and beyond: New Interactive Retail Map and Grants Programme Launched

16th April 2020 in Coronavirus, Domestic Fisheries Policy

COVID-19 has resulted in the closure of fish markets and the UK restaurant trade is now at a standstill. Now, more than ever, it is vital that we help fishers find local markets, so that they can keep working and to ensure that the British public has access to a vital, fresh food supply.

Supporting the UK’s fishing industry through COVID-19 and beyond: New Interactive Retail Map and Grants Programme Launched

To support the seafood supply chain in the face of widespread COVID-19 disruption, the Fishmongers’ Company’s Fish on Friday website is introducing two, exciting, rapid response initiatives.

COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE GRANT PROGRAMME (RRGP)

The RRGP programme is for fishing and seafood businesses and food charities looking to:

• Diversify due to COVID-19

• Promote the consumption or sale of local seafood

• Provide community meals using seafood

With matched-funding from Seafarers UK, the UK's largest maritime charity, the fund now contains £500,000 to support the industry. For more information and to apply, visit fishonfriday.org.uk/grants.

INTERACTIVE SEAFOOD RETAIL MAP

Support local businesses and source local, safe, healthy sustainable food. Find out where you can order local seafood on this new interactive map.

Can’t find a seafood supplier near you? Nominate your local fish merchant or check back soon, as more are joining daily.

Are you selling seafood? To get your business or your members' businesses listed on the Fish on Friday site, please send the business name(s), a description of the service on offer (delivery/collection, food boxes etc), address, phone number, email address and website to info@fishonfriday.org.uk

FIND THE GRANT APPLICATION & MAP ON FISH ON FRIDAY