A total of £18.7m is being awarded to 10 projects across Scotland through the Infrastructure Scheme to improve capability at ports, harbours, processing and aquaculture facilities. In addition, £2.1m is being allocated to four Scottish projects through the Fisheries Industry Science Partnerships (FISP) scheme to provide vital research that will inform fisheries management.

Over £74m in match funding from alternative private or public contributions is supporting these projects.

The Ardessie project is intended to secure a supply of salmon eggs for Mowi in Scotland. Based on the shores of Little Loch Broom, Ross-shire in north west Scotland, the new facility will replace an existing hatchery building. When complete, Mowi said, it will offer eight to 10 direct new jobs and supply chain opportunities to the local region. The grant is worth £5m.

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