Programmes, projects and research that would contribute to fostering the sustainable development and enhancing the overall competitiveness of the fisheries industry, with such initiatives bringing benefits to the operations of the local fisheries community as a whole, may be considered, vetted and awarded on its individual merits.
The following may 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 substantial connection to Hong Kong or a body corporate incorporated in Hong Kong under other Ordinances of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and having demonstrated a close connection with the fisheries industry in Hong Kong. These include local registered fisheries co-operatives, non-profit-making fisheries organisations, nongovernmental organisations or social enterprises; and
Joint applications with overseas organisations and institutions are permissible, provided that the projects are led by a local group satisfying the criteria above.