Subsidies available for local commercial fishing


Local seafood businesses and commercial fishermen are encouraged to apply for grants through the Government of New South Wales’ Eat More NSW Seafood program to help increase the value of the seafood industry from New South Wales.

Grants between $ 10,000 and $ 100,000 are available to businesses designed to develop marketing and promotional skills.

The aim is to increase the consumption of NSW seafood, increase the value of NSW seafood through increased awareness and consumption, and build capacity and industry cohesion.

Central Coast Parliamentary Secretary Adam Crouch said the proposed $ 500,000 sees more local seafood on more plates in more restaurants.

“The central coast seafood industry is worth millions, and we must support and protect it from the impacts of flooding, COVID-19, trade disruption, bushfires and drought,” said Crouch.

“There will be grants for anything that promotes seafood caught in New South Wales waters, including events and marketing campaigns.

“There has never been a better time to support our local seafood suppliers, restaurants and stores.

“Many of our local fishing businesses have been hit hard by the recent flooding, and this is just one of the ways we are helping them recover. “

Crouch said local fishing companies recovering from recent floods and storms could also receive support through the special disaster grants.

“Up to $ 75,000 is available for all eligible primary producers on the central coast who were affected by the March floods,” Crouch said.

“The NSW government also offers low interest loans of up to $ 130,000 through Service NSW for primary producers and other small businesses.”

Press release, May 26
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast


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