Grant go-ahead for 'Silver Queen' revamp
John Trewin, owner of the 'Silver Queen' has been given the green light to modernise his new 25 year old vessel with the help of a £1,000 Objective One fisheries grant.
John, a 32 year old fisherman from Cadgwith, is investing in a second hand vessel to secure his future in fishing. John is the first fisherman on The Lizard to secure an Objective One fisheries grant.
The grant will enable the vessel to be upgraded with a brand new wheelhouse, deck and storage area. The project will enable the crew more space, a sheltered area to work and storage to protect fishing gear and fish quality.
The project will help ensure high quality fish is landed for local fish merchants and a new crew's job is created. There will also be improvements in safety on the vessel and crew comfort.
Alison Elvey, Objective One Fisheries Programme Manager stated: “This is an excellent opportunity for John to secure his future in fishing. Objective One fisheries grants can help projects happen whether big or small and this project, although small, will have a significant impact on John’s future as a Cadgwith based fisherman.”
John Trewin the 'Silver Queen' owner stated: “Grant aid and funding for fishermen to do anything has been non-existent for years. Therefore I was very surprised to hear about the Objective One fisheries grant and thought why not try, as I’ve got nothing to lose. With Alison Elvey to guide me, the process of applying for the grant was quick, very efficient and simple to achieve. To other fishermen thinking of modernising their boats, I would say, take advantage of the Objective One fisheries grant. Opportunities for fishermen are very rare, do not miss out on this one!”
Further information contact:
Alison Elvey, Objective One Fisheries Programme Manager
Trevint House, Strangways Villas, Truro, TR1 2PA
Tel: 01872 270333
Fax: 01872 242470
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD