27/03/2014

Ards Council Submit Financial Plan For Exploris Aquariam

The Exploris aquarium in Portaferry has been granted a further two months before a final decision is taken on its longterm future.

The aquarium has been marked for closure due to the cost of operating the facility.

Ards Borough Council, who run the aquarium, have produced a financial package, which would see it aim to reduce the operations deficit from around £500,000 per year to £200,000.

The proposal also includes revenue from the Northern Ireland Executive to fund the Seal Sanctuary.

The financial plan will be submitted by the council to the executive.

(MH)

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