The Fresh Fish Deli Receives €100,000 in EU Funding to Develop Seafood Business
The Fresh Fish Deli announced today the completion of an investment project to expand our facilities in Skibbereen, West Cork with a total investment of €450,000. The project was part funded by the Irish Government and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund under the Seafood Capital Investment Scheme and was administered by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency.
Monica Buckley MD stated ‘This investment is a significant boost for our business. The funding we have received from BIM through the European Maritime Fisheries Fund will enable us to increase production to expand our business and we can look forward to growing over business further over the next 5 years. We are proud to increase employment to 40 people at our base in Skibbereen, West Cork which is a direct result of this investment.’
Fresh Fish Deli are one of a number of companies that will receive funding under the European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF). The overall funding programme which runs from 2014-2020 was adopted by the European Commission in December 2015 and launched in January 2016 by the Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine. The Programme provides €240m in funding to the seafood sector (fisheries, aquaculture and seafood processing) over the period 2014 to 2020. The Programme is co-funded by the Exchequer and the EU.