€7m from EU for Wales and Ireland’s fisheries industry

The EU is to invest €7 million in two science and technology projects to help protect and develop the marine life and the fisheries industry in Wales and Ireland. Around €5.5 million will go to the Bluefish marine science partnership led by Bangor University in Wales, which will investigate the effects of climate change in the Irish Sea on the sustainability of fish and shellfish. A further €1.8 million will go to the piSCES project, led by Waterford Institute of Technology, which will develop and test a new ‘smart grid’ electricity network to help reduce energy costs for the fisheries industry in Ireland and Wales. Both projects are being funded through the EU’s Ireland-Wales co-operation programme.

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