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IFI to provide over €1m for new river conservation projects
Inland Fisheries Ireland Habitats & Conservation 2024 Funding Call launched on Wednesday 15 November 2023 with €1 million in new grants to support fish, and their habitats, in rivers nationwide.
Inland Fisheries Ireland is to provide more than €1 million in new grants to support fish, and their habitats, in rivers nationwide. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI)’s Habitats and Conservation funding call 2024 is now live, and expressions of interest can be made up to December 15th. Since 2016, IFI has given more than €6 million in grants to over 280 projects throughout the country under the programme.
The conservation and protection of Atlantic salmon and sea trout is an integral part of IFI’s progressive and sustainable fisheries management operations. This funding will improve fish habitats and increase juvenile abundance of salmon and trout. A total of €1,050,000 is being allocated in 2024. We are investing in transformative conservation projects that have a strong focus on outcomes. Priority will be given to proposals that rehabilitate damaged river habitats, improve water quality, and help fish traverse physical in-stream barriers, like weirs.Barry Fox, Head of Operations at Inland Fisheries Ireland