The West Cork vessels to receive funding were Roise Catriona, Ocean Pioneer, Sea Rose, Ronan Ross, Kayleigh, Sarah David, Cisemair, Brian Eoin, Phoenix, Kay BB, Ownie Padraig and Anders Nees.
Damian Turner of the ”Roise Catriona” received grant-aid to assist with the ongoing implementation of his onboard seafood environmental, quality and handling systems.
Commenting on BIM’s grant-aid, Damian said:
“As a skipper I am very pleased to receive this funding from BIM. Grant-aid is always put to good use but it is particularly beneficial during this time of recession. The grant-aid from BIM gives a welcome boost to local employment here in West Cork where jobs are badly needed.”
Commenting for BIM, local area officer, Huan Tan said:
“The Fleet Modernisation Scheme is just one of the many ways BIM and Cork’s coastal community can come together to actively protect and support sustainable local employment. Hardworking skippers like Damian have a really important role to play here in the local community. The valuable contribution skippers make to the economy is very significant and BIM is happy to assist them as they continue to operate as a vital part of the local coastal community.”
The Fleet Modernisation Scheme provides financial support to the owners of registered operational commercial fishing vessels. The Fleet Modernisation Scheme is provided under the Fleet Development Measure of the National Development Plan 2007-13 and is co-funded through the European Fisheries Fund (EFF). Download the application form for the Scheme.