Support to commercial fishing for temporary suspension of fishing activities to be extended
The Government has decided to extend the ordinance that enables the provision of compensation for the temporary suspension of fishing activities – tie-up support – to commercial fishers who have been particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since 16 June, fishers particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and who meet the criteria for support have been able to opt to temporarily suspend their fishing activities and receive compensation during this period. The tie-up support is intended to cover fixed costs and labour costs during the support period and is provided as a standard amount.
So far, the support period has been divided into four different periods, from 16 June until 15 September 2020. This extension means that an additional seven periods of 15 days each will be introduced from 16 September until 31 December.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is not over, and although the summer may have had a positive effect on demand for certain species of fish, there remains a great deal of uncertainty about how things will develop during the autumn. The Government has therefore decided to extend the tie-up support to cover the whole year,” says Minister for Rural Affairs Jennie Nilsson.
Processing tie-up support
The Swedish Board of Agriculture is the government agency responsible for processing tie-up support. Detailed information about the support is available on the Board’s website.