Six angling projects in Kerry have been awarded funding by Inland Fisheries Ireland.
The funding was announced by the Minister with responsibility for the Inland Fisheries Sector- Sean Kyne TD, as part of the National Strategy for Angling Development.
€2.2 million has been awarded to 115 angling development and conservation initiatives, including 6 in Kerry.
The focus of the funding is to improve Ireland’s fish stocks and angling infrastructure.
Inland Fisheries Ireland’s aim is to grow the angling sector’s contribution of €836 million per year by an additional €60 million annually.
The projects selected to receive funding in Kerry are:
- The Big River Habitat Improvement Scheme in Tralee.
- Access road, car park, disabled angling stands and a box type bridge and guard rails for the River Feale in Duagh, Listowel.
- A feasibility study into improving access to angling for disabled persons, also on the River Feale.
- Improvments to walkways, stiles, bridges, roadways and carparks in Dungeel, Gortnascarry, Ballymalis and Beaufort.
- Funding for various beaches and public bridges and piers in Co Kerry.
- And the purchase of angling equipment for a pilot youth angling development programme on the River Laune in Killorglin.