Inshore Fisheries Conservation Scheme

Apply for supports measures for enhanced management and conservation of inshore stocks, more selective fishing gear and the preparation and implementation of management plans for inshore stocks.

Read the latest Procurement Requirements for Grant Aid for EMFF Co-funded Schemes (pdf 100Kb) 

What’s Eligible

Eligible activities including but not limited to:

  • Development and deployment of more selective gear and methods. Specific supports and brochures may be developed for defined measures
  • Preparation, implementation and monitoring of management plans for Inshore Fisheries
  • Studies and trials
  • Stock conservation measures, including V-notching for which there will be a dedicated support and brochure
  • Infrastructural improvements

For further information on this scheme see your application form (pdf 1,502Kb)   .

How to apply

  1. Download the application form (pdf 1,502Kb)   
    • Carefully review the terms and conditions
    • Ensure you have sent us your vessels annual economic data
    • Check you have included all the documentation required
  2. Post the completed application to: BIM Fisheries Development Division, Crofton Rd., Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin A96 E5A0 or email

How long does the process take?

From application to approval under this scheme usually takes up to six weeks but may take longer should supporting documentation additional to the application be required.

Key Dates

Status: Open

Due date: Assessed monthly

Application Form

Contact Us

To learn more about this grant, contact:

Caroline Curraoin
Direct: +353 1 2144148

Economic Data Collection

Learn about the annual economic data to be completed for your vessel, National Seafood Survey - Fisheries.