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'Devastated' fishing sector to receive further support

Boat owners and seafood businesses to benefit

The fishing industry has been promised government support for a further 12 weeks, as it struggles in the face of a collapsed global market.

A coronavirus support scheme, introduced in April for boat owners and seafood businesses, is being extended.

It's paid out more than £300,000 to date, with the eventual cost expected to reach just under three quarters of a million pounds. 

Nick Pledger is the managing director at supplier Island Seafare - he says continued support is desperately needed:

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