Posted on: 1st June 2018

European Maritime & Fisheries (EMFF) – Sustainable Development of Fisheries Areas

Under Union Priority 4 the Funding will support a broad range of projects that focus on promotion of economic growth; social inclusion; job creation and supporting labour mobility in coastal and inland communities depending on fishing and aquaculture, including the diversification of activities within fisheries and into other sectors of the Marine economy.

The £2.3million funding will be made available through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) to aid communities in Northern Ireland where commercial fishing remains a major source of income and provides employment opportunities.

A Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG), representing public and private partners from relevant socio-economic sectors, local community, business and industry representatives has been established and, and following public consultation has developed the Strategy for the Sustainable Development of the Fisheries Areas.

In order to provide information and guidance to potential applicants, interested community and business representatives and groups are invited to attend oneof the forthcoming information sessions:

  • Monday 25 June 2018 in Ardglass Golf Club 3pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm
  • Tuesday 26 June 2018 in Kilkeel Leisure Centre 3pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm
  • Wednesday 27 June 2018 in Portavogie Community Centre 3pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm

To confirm your attendance at any of these events or for further information please contact Mrs Ciara Toman on the address below, telephone 0300 013 2233 ext 2500 or email

Please confirm your attendance on or before 12 noon on the day of the event.

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