The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney was in Killybegs this morning where he attended an information launch by Biomarine Ingredients Ireland (BII) of their plans to build the largest marine food ingredients plant in the world in the harbour town. 

The proposed joint venture project by Killybegs Fishermen’s’ Organisation (KFO) and Norwegian firm Biomarine Science Technology (BST) will, subject to planning permission, State Aid, and the approval of Enterprise Ireland, create up to 50 jobs during construction.

A further 70 jobs will be created when full production commences at the end of 2016.  The Plant will extract high-end proteins, oils and calcium from fish for use as food ingredients and will initially have the capacity to process up to 50,000 tonnes of raw material annually.

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