Minister Creed launches new €10 million Pearl Mussel Project

Apr 02 2019 Posted: 09:28 IST
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., launched the new Pearl Mussel Project at the beautiful Glenbeg Lake near Ardgroom, Co. Cork on Friday the 29th of March 2019. This EIP-AGRI Operational Group, awarded €10 million under the RDP 2014-2020, aims to design and implement a voluntary results-based agri-environmental scheme with farmers that will help protect the endangered freshwater pearl mussel, as well as benefiting the wider environment. It is 1 of 23 EIP-AGRI Projects in Ireland. Pictured here at the launch of this project is Dr Shane Conway, Postdoctoral Researcher in the Discipline of Geography's Rural Studies Research Cluster and the National Rural Network, with Minister Creed and Brendan Gleeson, Secretary General of the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine.

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