Inshore Fisheries Conservation Scheme – V-Notching Support

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

The Inshore Fisheries Conservation-V-Notching Scheme is established under Union Priority 1 (Sustainable Fisheries) 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.

Who is Eligible Who is Eligible

Owners/Operator of Irish registered fishing vessels less than 12 metres (LOA) in length and not using towed gear.

What is Funded What is Funded

V-Notching Lobster

Amounts Granted Amounts Granted

Two levels of grant aid will be offered to individual or group applications for:

Solely vessels less than 12m (LOA) and not using towed gear

How to Apply - Electronic Application How to Apply - Electronic Application


Electronic Application Form

Apply online on the Grant Electronic Management System (GEMs)

Warning: This application form is not compatible with mobile devices. For best results please use desktop/laptop when completing this form.

For technical queries in relation to BIM’s Grants Electronic Management System (GEMS)
please contact the grants helpdesk using  this form .



  • Click here to download the Getting Started with the BIM online Grant system guide.
  • Click here to download the Guidelines for Applicants
  • Click here to download the Scheme’s Terms and Conditions
  • Click here to download the Scheme 2023 Letter of Offer Inshore Fisheries Conservation Scheme-V-Notching
  • Watch BIM online grant registration process


Watch the V-Notching Support scheme online application process for:

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