16 October 2013
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) has welcomed the Government’s allocation of significantly increased funds to the Irish seafood industry.
Figures show a commitment of €7 million going to the sector in 2014.
Commenting on his Agency’s budget allocation, BIM Chief Executive, Jason Whooley, said:
“BIM is delighted with this announcement which signifies a 75% increase on our 2013 funding of €4 million. Minister Coveney’s commitment is a vote of confidence in BIM but also in the wider industry. The increased funds will be critical in ensuring BIM assist the industry with CFP implementation but will also ensure that BIM continues with the strategic development of a scaled Irish seafood industry that can capitalise on the growing opportunities for seafood in global markets. BIM looks forward to working with Minister Coveney and the Government in delivering on its Food Harvest 2020 targets for seafood and employment.”