FISHING communities are
being advised that the 2014 Salmon Conservation Fund
(SCF), the Midland Fisheries Fund (MFF) and the
once-off Co-op Fund are now open for applications.
A total of €410,000 is being made available to
conserve and develop the inland fisheries resource.
Minister Fergus O’ Dowd said the schemes would
facilitate clubs, fishery owners, commercial salmon
fishers and other organisations to undertake works
to improve habitat, stocks, access, invasive species
management and angling etc under the supervision and
direction of IFI.
"I encourage all those interested in fisheries to
investigate the possibilities under the various
schemes to conserve, develop and promote the
resources in their care for the betterment of
angling, the inland fisheries resource itself and
Irelands economy," he said.
The Salmon Conservation Scheme is now seven years in
existence and has allocated funding to 145 salmon
projects all around Ireland. €200,000 is available
for distribution under the scheme in 2014.
Application forms are available on