The North of Tyne Fisheres Local Action Group (FLAG) was approved by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and the Marine Management Organisation in October 2016. It provided funding under four main priorities:
1. Development of small scale infrastructure at ports and harbours
2. Priority 2. Marketing, branding and processing
3. Training, retention, recruitment, diversification and common fisheries policy reform (CFP)
4. Collaborative and applied research between fishermen and scientists.
The evluation, which was led by Stuart Evans Consulting, reviewed the FLAG’s progess, the delivery and management of the programme, and its outcomes and impact.