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For programmes, projects and research that will contribute to fostering the sustainable development of the fisheries industry, with such initiatives bringing benefits to the operations of the local fisheries community as a whole, thereby enhancing the overall competitiveness of the fisheries industry, further supporting the development of the industry in terms of application of advanced technology and intensification of production and helping the industry seize the opportunities arising from the GBA development, they may be considered, vetted and approved on their individual merits.

The following organisations will be eligible to apply:

  • where applications are made by legal entities, the entity concerned should be a company incorporated in Hong Kong under the Companies Ordinance and has a close connection with Hong Kong or a body corporate incorporated in Hong Kong under other Ordinances of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, including local registered fisheries co-operatives, non-profit-making fisheries organisations, non-governmental organisations.  The applicants must demonstrate a close connection with the fisheries industry in Hong Kong; and
  • academic and research institutions in Hong Kong.

Joint applications with overseas organisations and institutions are permissible, provided that the projects are led by a local group satisfying the criteria above.


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