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This measure supports the development of the aquaculture sector through investment in new aquaculture projects, modernisation of existing facilities and the provision of technical assistance. The scheme is open to all licensed aquaculture operators and new entrants.

A total investment of £36 million will be made over the period of the programme. The F.I.F.G. will provide £11 million. The objective is to continue the sustainable expansion of aquaculture output, productivity and jobs and to meet the need for raw material in the processing sector. This will be realised by:

  • Stimulating investment in new aquaculture projects.
  • Modernising existing projects.
  • Developing production methods for new species.
  • Encouraging more efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly production techniques.
  • Developing extensive cultivation or ranching of species.
  • Facilitating local co-operative involvement and enterprise.

Overall administration of this sub-programme is the responsibility of:
An Bord Iascaigh Mhara and Udaras na Gaeltachta.

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