Fisheries Local Area Group Development 2016 – 2023

The Scheme is currently closed

The Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGS) is established under Union Priority 4 (Sustainable Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture Areas) of Ireland’s Operational Programme under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund 2014 – 2020, co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Commission.

What is Eligible

Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAGs) grant aid takes place under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Operational Programme 2014 -2020, co-funded by the European Union and Irish Government. Project proposals must be consistent with the FLAG Local Development Strategy for the FLAG area in question and address one or more of the following themes:

Specific priorities have been developed from these themes for each FLAG area. Applicants should therefore consult the relevant FLAG strategy for the specific priorities for their area.

It is also highly recommended that projects are discussed in advance with your local BIM FLAG Coordinator.

FLAG Area Strategies

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Contact Us

Regional Development Manager Team North

Dr. Vera O'Donovan

Regional Development Officer - South

Brenda O’Riordan

Resource Development Officer - East

Paul Downes

Regional Development Officer - North (Donegal)

Frances O'Dwyer

Regional Resource Development Officer NW -Mayo/Sligo

Declan Nee

Regional Development Fisheries Officer - South East

John Hickey

Inshore Fisheries Officer Galway/Connemara & Clare

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