Inland Fisheries Ireland has announced funding for proposed river restoration works on the Bulba River.
€3,500 has been granted for an assessment of the river, which is on the Leannan Catchment.
The Salmon and Sea Trout Rehabilitation, Conservation and Protection Fund is administered by Inland Fisheries Ireland(IFI) to ensure native salmon and sea trout can survive and thrive, and overcome challenges they face in the wild.
Twenty-four projects were awarded a total of €999,272 under the scheme.
Announcing the projects, the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, said: “I welcome the nearly €1m in funding which IFI is investing in projects across Ireland to improve and protect our incredibly important freshwater fish and their habitats.
“Our rivers are like the nature and biodiversity arteries of the country. Since the 1980s we have seen a significant deterioration in their water quality, putting our freshwater fish and their habitats under considerable stress.
“It is crucial to protect and futureproof our natural resources and this funding helps to do that. It is particularly encouraging to see applicants to the scheme taking on the stewardship over their local natural amenities.”