Producer Organisation Scheme

The Producer Organisation Scheme is established under Union Priority 5 (Marketing and Processing) 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.

Part A: Formation of new Producer Organisation

Who is Eligible Who is Eligible

This scheme provides supports to groups of fisheries or aquaculture producers working to achieve recognition as a Producer Organisation. This is a non-competitive intervention.  An application will be assessed based on evidence of the bona-fides of the proposal, together with details of the applicants. Support under this section will be available up to the point of formal decision by the competent authority on an application for recognition and will not be dependent on a successful application.

What is Funded What is Funded

Please refer to application claim forms for full details and grant aid rates available.

How to Apply How to Apply



PART A currently under review



Part B: Supports Producer Organisations for the preparation and implementation of Production and Marketing Plans

PART B is currently under review

Production and Marketing Plans (PMP) provide for a range of actions which you, the Producer Organisations, propose to implement.

On approval of the PMP by the competent authority, in addition to the Annual Report for the year concerned, expenditure related to the implementation of identified measures in the PMP is eligible for support.

Who is Eligible Who is Eligible

Producer Organisations (POs) that are recognised by the Competent Authority.

What is Funded What is Funded

Amounts Granted Amounts Granted

All staff salary costs, including salary costs associated with the preparation and implementation of the Production and Marketing Plans.

How to Apply How to Apply


Download the Application

Currently under review


Submit Completed Application Form and Relevant Documents

Once you have read the brochure, you’ll need to:

  • Carefully review the terms and conditions
  • Ensure you have sent us your vessels annual economic data
  • Check you have included all the documentation required

Please email the completed application and documentation to

Contact Us

Investment Services Executive

Marie Christie