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Wednesday, 9th August 2017

New €2m fund for angling projects

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Money is available for angling development projects.

Inland Fisheries Ireland invites applications from Louth

Inland Fisheries Ireland has €2 million available for angling projects from fisheries habitat enhancement and sustainable development works to marketing and promotion.

Applications are invited from groups, associations, clubs, local authorities or other appropriate bodies looking to improve Ireland’s fisheries resource.

Dr Ciaran Byrne, CEO of Inland Fisheries Ireland said: “Today’s announcement will help contribute to an accessible and sustainable world class inland fisheries and sea angling resource for all. We want to ensure that we continue to invest in conservation, while also developing our angling offering in Ireland.

“While the National Strategy for Angling Development funding stream focuses on improving angling access with a view to attracting more domestic and overseas anglers to the pursuit, the Salmon Conservation Fund and Midland Fisheries Fund re-invest the contributions of anglers into valuable initiatives which a view to promoting the recovery of salmon stocks and habitats and supporting sustainable development works in the Midlands respectively.”

Inland Fisheries Ireland will hold a regional information workshops around the country with the local one at the CityNorth Hotel on Monday 04th September 2017 at 7.00 pm for those interested in applying for funding with a view to giving participants a better understanding of the various funding streams and how they can apply via an online system.  

Anyone interested in attending the workshops is asked to RSVP to funding@fisheriesireland.ie, indicating which workshop they will be going to along with their name and contact details.

The closing date for applications to Inland Fisheries Ireland’s 2017 Funding Call is Friday, 13th of October 2017. For more information and to apply, visit www.fisheriesireland.ie/funding.

Projects eligible for funding:

Inland Fisheries Ireland is inviting applications for funding across the following areas:

  • Fisheries habitat enhancement
  • Bank side / shoreline access projects
  • Angling equipment
  • Marketing and promotional projects for angling
  • Funding for undertaking feasibility studies / environmental reports / fisheries development plans
  • Match funding for larger projects to be funded from other sources that contribute to achieving the objectives of the National Strategy for Angling Development.
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