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New International Fisheries Exchange Programme


The Fishmongers’ Company’s Fisheries Charitable Trust and FIS have joined forces to launch an international Fisheries Exchange Programme, to advance global sharing of knowledge around the management of fisheries and the ocean.

Exchanges can be to and from anywhere in the world and can take the form of one-off visits, bilateral exchanges, international workshops, or studentships. Projects will be prioritised if they advance or share knowledge on:

Fishing gear innovation which provides environmental benefits
Fishing vessel decarbonisation
Technology developments which enhance supply chain management, transparency and/or traceability
Understanding of applied fisheries research and co-management systems
Marine habitat enhancement initiatives.

We welcome applications from individuals and organisations that work in, or support, the fishing and seafood industry. Funds will be awarded up to £8k per project. It is not a requirement to offer matched-funding support, but it would be looked upon favourably.

How to apply
Interested applicants will need to complete a short application form describing their project and their organisation. Please request a form from Alison Freeman, Fisheries Programme Manager at [email protected]

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