Rosslare fishing platforms to get modest revamp
AGEING fishing platforms in Rosslare Harbour are to get a modest revamp after the village's lagoon development was awarded a grant of almost €5,000. The project is one of 50 angling development projects across the country which will receive support from Inland Fisheries Ireland to the value of €500,000 in total as part of its Capital Works Fund. The Community Development Group's application 'Rosslare Harbour Lagoon Development' will receive funding of €4,698 which will improve ageing fishing platforms at Rosslare Harbour for use by local anglers and to allow for boat hire by angling tourists. Suzanne Campion, Head of Business Development at Inland Fisheries Ireland said: 'The Capital Works Fund has been overwhelmed by strong project applications and following a considered review process, we are delighted to announce the 50 projects which have secured support which includes this project in Wexford.
'The demand for improvements in angling access and development is evident. Rural communities across Ireland are engaged with angling and recognise the value of the fisheries resource.'