The deadline is 30 November for fishers to claim a fund to install an Inshore Vessel Monitoring System.

The roll-out plan saw installation engineers available in fishers’ home ports for set periods, starting in ports with the highest numbers of registered vessels. It initially focuses the roll-out on the under 12 metre and over 6 metre fleet and details were publicised in advance.

MMO is covering costs of up to £1,050 to support fishers to secure a suitable I-VMS device, meaning fishers can reclaim purchase and installation costs. Fishers should now claim their European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) grant by providing proof of purchase from their preferred supplier, before 30 November 2023.

A dedicated helpline has been set up to help with enquiries – call 01900 508618 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can also email MMO at ivms@marinemanagement.org.uk. More information at www.gov.uk/mmo/i-vms-england