Seaflag - European Maritime & Fisheries Fund (EMFF)
The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) and the South-East Area Fisheries Local Action Group (SEAFLAG) has granted £2.4million for a Community-led Local Development (CLLD) initiative for County Down fishing communities.
The £2.4million investment programme is provided through Union Priority 4 of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). It aims to support a broad range of projects that focus on promoting economic growth through job creation, social inclusion and providing support to employability and labour mobility in coastal and inland communities which depend on fishing and aquaculture. This includes the diversification of activities within fisheries and into other sectors of the maritime economy.
The funding programme will be administered by SEAFLAG, which comprises of representatives from the public, private and voluntary sectors within the two council regions of Newry, Mourne & Down, and Ards & North Down.