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  • Fleet Safety Scheme

    Apply for grant funding to help improve the safety of your fishing vessels.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    The grant provides funding over a three year period for up to 40% of the amount claimed on boats over 12 meters and 60% for boats under 12 meters. The maximum amount that you can receive depends on the size of your boat. In addition maximum eligible costs apply for each individual item: - Vessels equal to or greater than 24 metres: max. grant €20,000 - Vessels equal to or greater than 18 metres and under 24 metres: max. grant €15,000 - Vessels equal to or greater than 15 metres and under 18 metres: max. grant €10,000 - Vessels less than 15 metres: max. grant €6,000
    Sector of Activity: 
    Fish for human consumption
  • Enhanced Safety Scheme

    BIM’s Enhanced Safety Training Scheme is a 1-day course designed to provide the skipper and crews of registered fishing vessels with on-going training in personal survival techniques, first aid, fire fighting, and health and safety in the workplace

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    The following rates apply in every case: - Vessels less than 15 metres in length (LOA): 1-day Enhanced Safety Training course including a Personal Flotation Device fitted with a Personal Locator Beacon: €155 - Vessels 15 metres and greater in length: 1-day Enhanced Safety Training course including a Personal Flotation Device fitted with a Personal Locator Beacon: €190
    Sector of Activity: 
    Fish for human consumption
  • Marine Tourism Vessel Safety Scheme

    Apply for grant funding to help improve the safety of your marine tourism vessels.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    The grant provides funding for up to 40% of the amount claimed - No minimum level of expenditure applies to this scheme. - The grant aid available in respect of any vessel is 40% of the total eligible costs, subject to the cumulative grant not exceeding €3,000 for this or any previous application in the three years up to the date of approval of this application.
    Sector of Activity: 
    Fish for human consumption
  • Sustainable Fisheries Scheme

    This scheme is specifically designed to assist all those directly involved or soon to be involved in implementing the landing obligation. This includes fishermen, organisations of fishermen, fishermen’s co-operatives and processors.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    As described in the tender’s specification
    Sector of Activity: 
    Coastal protection
    Environmental monitoring
    Fish for human consumption
    Marine biotechnology
  • Knowledge Gateway Scheme

    Apply for funding for projects that promote knowledge, innovation and technology in the aquaculture sector.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    Maximum support rates: 1. Industry Projects Maximum support rate 50% Maximum Support amount €200,000 2. Collective Projects Maximum support rate 75% Maximum Support amount €200,000 3. Public Projects Maximum support rate 100% Maximum Support amount €300,000
    Sector of Activity: 
    Fish for human consumption
    Marine aquaculture
    Research & innovation
  • Sustainable Aquaculture Scheme

    Apply for support for projects that promote the sustainable growth of output, value and employment in the aquaculture sector

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    Project Type 1: Organic Aquaculture A maximum of €10,000 or 50% (30% for non-SMEs) of eligible expenditure, whichever is the lesser, per project per year. Projects Type 2: Biotoxin Harvesting Suspension A maximum of €100,000 or 50% (30% for non-SMEs) of eligible losses, whichever is the lesser, per beneficiary, subject to the maximum total aid to all farmers of €500,000 per year. Individual benefi ciaries will be limited to one aid payment over the period of the Programme. Projects Type 3: Capacity Building 1) New Aquaculture Farmers – Maximum Support Rate 50%, Maximum Support amount €500,000 2) SME Aquaculture Enterprises – Maximum Support Rate 40% Maximum Support amount €500,000 3) Non-SME Aquaculture Enterprises – Maximum Support Rate 30% Maximum Support amount €500,000
    Sector of Activity: 
    Fish for human consumption
    Marine aquaculture
    Research & innovation
  • Inshore Fisheries Conservation Scheme – V-Notching Support

    Apply for grant funding to further improve the sustainability of Ireland’s lobster stocks.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    Two levels of grant aid will be offered to individual or group applications for: Solely vessels 12m or less and using non-towed gear • Individual applications – 70% • Group applications – 75% In certain circumstances, agreed in advance with the managing authority, these rates may be increased to a maximum of 80%. Vessels greater than 12m and less than 15m • Individual applications – 50% • Group applications – 60%
    Sector of Activity: 
    Fish for human consumption