Funding of £67,000 for the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther has been announced by the Scottish Government.
Culture secretary Fiona Hyslop made the announcement during a visit to the Fife museum on Monday.
The funding is to pay for improvements and upkeep at the museum.
The Cabinet secretary said: "With more than 7000 miles of coastline and blessed with a bountiful marine larder, Scotland has been a great seafaring nation for generations. Fishing is an integral part of our country's rich heritage and the industry continues to play a vital role in our economy.
"The Scottish Fisheries Museum tells the story of fishing in Scotland through the ages and houses a nationally recognised collection that includes historic boats, equipment, costumes and an extensive library and photo archive. We need to preserve this for future generations to learn about and enjoy."
Simon Hayhow, director of the Scottish Fisheries Museum, said: "Scottish Government funding is vital to us in looking after the nationally recognised fishing heritage collection in Anstruther. As an independent trust and charity, it is costly to maintain a collection of over 70,000 artefacts, including 19 wooden boats, of which two are sea-going. The Museum is keen to develop its role across Scotland and the UK in providing access to the collections and in interpreting and displaying them for the public."