Two seafood processing companies in Mayo have been awarded funding from the Department of Agriculture under the 2015 Seafood Processing Business Investment Scheme.
Connemara Seafoods Frozen Ltd, Kilmeena, has been granted €34,500 while WM Carr & Son’s Ltd, Killala, was approved a grant of €82,800.
Welcoming the announcement, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring, said the funding will help the companies to build on the strong growth trend that has taken place over recent years in the seafood processing sector.
“It will also see the sector continue to grow internationally and create employment in our coastal communities,” added Minister Ring. “This is good news for Mayo.”