Published on Wednesday1stFebruary2017

Minister Creed launches Local Development Strategies for seven Fisheries Local Action Groups

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Agriculture Minister Michael Creed today launched the Local Development Strategies for the seven Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) established under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Operational Programme and announced the first call for applications for the €12 million FLAG funding available.

Minister Creed said:

“The Strategies will promote and support innovative projects in their regions that foster economic growth and jobs, by adding value to seafood products and diversifying the local economies of these coastal areas towards new economic activities, particularly in the broader maritime sector. These new Strategies have been developed by the 7 FLAGs over the course of 2016 and are the culmination of much analysis and consultation on the needs of their coastal regions and of their potential opportunities for growth and development.”