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A guide to current financial and welfare support for the fishing industry

Useful contacts for the fishing industry

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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.

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

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.

Published 24 March 2020
Last updated 3 April 2020 + show all updates
  1. Guidance added from Defra and content prepared in readiness for text message

  2. One-stop shop guide for industry updated to include reference to self employed scheme

  3. First published.