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870 fishing vessel owners sign up to scheme to adjust their businesses post-Brexit
Final call for registrations ahead of March 31st deadline
March 25, 2022: Ahead of today’s Irish Skipper Expo taking place in UL Arena, Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) has reported strong take-up of a new support scheme to help fishing boat owners adjust their businesses in a post-Brexit market.
Pictured at the Expo was Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Charlie McConalogue with Brenda O’Riordan BIM Development Officer,Bob Walsh BIM Nautical Instructor and Captain Shane Begley BIM National Fisheries College of Ireland,Castletownbere Co.Cork.
Under the scheme, depending on the size of their boat, grant aid of between €2,700 and €4,000 is available for fishing vessel owners on completion of a tailored training programme. This includes a variety on online business and marketing modules.
The new scheme is based on recommendations contained in the final report of the Seafood Taskforce, established last year by Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Charlie McConalogue. It is being administered by BIM as recommended in the report.
For further information contact:
Pauline Ní Luanaigh, Communications Manager, BIM M : 087 7181240
Pauline Ní Luanaigh
T +353 1 2144259
M +353 87 718 1240