Quinlan’s Kerryfish receives EU funding to grow our seafood business.
We are delighted to announce that on the 04/11/21 the completion of our investment project to expand our facilities at our Renard Point factory with a total investment of €723,656.00. 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.
Liam Quinlan (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 expand our smoked salmon exportation throughout Europe. This increase in output will enable us to employ more of the local community with already and increase of seven people in our taskforce as a result of this investment in areas such as IT, quality control etc.
We are one of eight companies that received 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.