The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today announced details of a €6m dredging project, which his Department has awarded for works at Dunmore East Fishery Harbor Center.
The contract to complete the works was awarded to L&M Keating Ltd. following a competitive tendering process. It is anticipated that the works will begin in early June and be substantially completed by the end of September.
“The Fishery Harbor Center at Dunmore East is an important piece of infrastructure which is the bedrock of the local community and is integral to the Governments policy to further develop our fishing industry, the wider seafood sector and indeed other ancillary and marine leisure industries,” the Minister said.
Years of siltation in the harbor has restricted vessel traffic and made manoeuvrability and fish landings problematic for fishermen. This maintenance dredging operation will cover the harbor area itself and the entrance channel to the Harbor basin.