Pearl Mussel Programme Payments 2020

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PMP have started issuing 2020 annual payments to farmers under our results-based programme, and hope to have most payments out to participants before Christmas. 

In all, over 450 of our participant farmers will receive their payments over the next few weeks.

Many participants will receive increased payments this year, partly due to review of payment rates but also increased scores on farms due to actions completed and changes in farm management.

€1.2 million is being paid out to farmers in our catchment areas where farmers are receiving a result-based payment that reflects the environmental outputs of their land, and in particular their contribution towards maintaining freshwater pearl mussel and their pristine river habitat.

The Pearl Mussel Project is an EIP (European Innovation Partnership) Locally Led Scheme. The Project is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine as part of Ireland's Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.

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