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Successful applicants

If you have been successful in your application for funding from the European Fisheries Fund you will receive an offer letter from us. This letter will explain what you have to do to accept the grant and claim your funding.

You are able to apply for EFF funding again and many people have done so. This must be for a new project.

Storm Damage Gear Replacement Scheme claims

If your application for funding is successful and you wish to claim for the items you have been awarded funding for please complete the claim form and associated documents. See what you need to do to apply and be approved.

Claiming your grant


It is a requirement of the EU Commission that all beneficiaries of grant aid from the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) are publicised. This is done through the European Transparency Initiative, which requires the following information to be made public:

  • name of the beneficiary
  • name of the operation (project title and brief description)
  • year of allocation (year the project is approved)
  • year of payment (year that the final claim for payment is made)
  • amount of EFF funding committed
  • amount of national funding committed
  • total amount paid

This information will be updated twice a year.

After each selection panel, information on the successful projects will be added to these pages.

EFF panel minutes

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Scottish Government and Welsh Government are designated as intermediate bodies to carry out some of the functions of the managing authority under the responsibility of the UK managing authority. They will publicise the beneficiaries of EFF grant aid in their countries twice a year.

We may also contact projects to seek their approval to release their story to the media, or to use on the news and case studies page.

Review of the European Fisheries Fund in the UK 2012

The 2012 annual review for the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) in the UK is now available.

The review highlights the work of EFF in 2012 and includes brief articles explaining how the scheme has benefitted the UK fisheries sector. The articles detail EFF-supported projects ranging from vessel modernisations improving the safety of local fishermen to multi-million pound port and harbour regenerations. EFF grants to help processing and aquaculture companies to expand and training programmes to benefit the UK fisheries sector are also featured.

The review also details how EFF is contributing to the sustainable development of fisheries areas in the UK through the creation of fisheries local action groups (FLAGs). FLAGs are committed to involving a wide range of people from their local community in their work to diversify their local economies.

The publication includes contributions from England’s Marine Management Organisation (MMO), the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) in Northern Ireland, Marine Scotland and the Welsh Government. 

Read the Review of the European Fisheries Fund in the UK 2012 (PDF 4 MB).

Contact information

Business Relations Team
Marine Management Organisation
Lancaster House
Hampshire Court
Newcastle upon Tyne

Tel: 0191 376 2694/2676
Fax: 0191 376 2681
Email: eff.projects@

Help with documents

Review of the European Fisheries Fund in the UK 2011 (PDF 1.1 MB)

Some of these documents are in the portable document format (PDF) for downloading. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be freely downloaded from