Northern Ireland to award £1.9 million grants for local fishers

Photo: Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Northern Ireland Fisheries Minister Edwin Poots has unveiled a grants support scheme worth £1.9 million (US$2.6 million) to benefit local fishing businesses.

The Maritime and Fisheries Fund for Northern Ireland replaces the now fully-committed European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. Financial support totalling £1.9 million for fishing and aquaculture stakeholders is available up to March 31, 2022.

The new funding is designed to deliver benefits to fishermen, processing and aquaculture businesses, port authorities, inland fishers, and stakeholders with environmental interests.

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