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Coastal projects sea funding

Wednesday, 18th July, 2018 5:10pm

18 coastal community projects in Cork are set to benefit from just over €240,000 in funding this year.

The largest sum of money will go to Bantry Inshore Search & Rescue Association receiving close to €40,000 in funding to help them in their plan to refurbish a lifeboat slip.

ZT Fish Company Limited based in Rosscarbery received the second largest amount with €26,000 while O'Driscolls Fish received just under €20,000 to expand the business.

Clean Coasts Ballinamona and Passage West Maritime Museum also received considerable funding from the programme collecting €15,000 each.

Commenting on the programme, Tánaiste Simon Coveney TD said: “The Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) initiative is proving a fantastic success and the grants awarded to our local coastal projects to date in 2018 will be a hugely important boost to our coastal communities here in Cork.”

The grants are co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Union under Ireland’s European Maritime & Fisheries Fund Operational Programme for the seafood sector.

Nationally, the programme has given out €3.1 million in grants to coastal projects so far in 2018.

“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 Tánaiste added.

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