BIM invites applications for aquaculture grants12 March, 2013 – The Irish Sea Fisheries Board (BIM) is currently inviting grant applications for its Commercial Aquaculture Development Scheme. The scheme is designed to promote the commercial development of aquaculture on a basis which is financially, technically and environmentally sustainable and is open to SMEs engaged in commercial aquaculture. The main focus of funding will be on the modernisation and expansion of aquaculture SMEs; development of handling facilities for quality improvement and efficiency; and measures of a collective nature in particular, quality assurance and environmental impact, efficiency, safety and competitiveness in the aquaculture industry. Grant aid is available at a rate of up to 40% of eligible investment costs. To apply, download the Commercial Aquaculture Development Grant Scheme Application Form 2013 (pdf 163Kb). Receipt of completed application will be acknowledged within two weeks.