Inshore Fisheries Conservation Scheme – V-Notching Support

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

The V-Notching Support 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 15 metres in length.

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 12m or less and using non-towed gear

Vessels greater than 12m and less than 15m

How to Apply How to Apply


Electronic Application Form

Complete the V-Notching  Electronic Application Form on the Grant Electronic Management System (GEMs)

  • Carefully review the terms and conditions
  • Ensure you have sent us your vessels annual economic data

Only applications submitted via GEMs will be considered for approval under the Scheme.

For more information contact or

Development Manager Team South

Ian Lawler