The grants support a total investment of €2.4 million in these additional 106 projects within Ireland’s seven Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs).
“The FLAGs initiative is proving a fantastic success and the grants awarded to the 247 local coastal projects to date in 2018 will be a hugely important boost to these coastal communities,” Minister Creed said.
Successful projects included investments in micro seafood enterprises, marine tourism and marine leisure projects, heritage projects, small harbour facilities, and environmental and training projects.
The grants are co-funded by the Government and the European Union under the EMFF Operational Programme for the seafood sector.
Details on the FLAG scheme and on how to apply can be found on the Bord Iascaigh Mhara website.