Boost for Newlyn fish producer
The Newlyn based fish processor, Mrs Cod, has been awarded an Objective One fisheries grant to expand and add value to Cornish fish, creating 10 new jobs.
The company will lease new premises and equip them to a high standard of hygiene, as well as providing staff with a canteen area. The £96,700 total investment, of which £33,845 has come from Objective One, will allow the company to produce a range of new added-value products for both the UK and European markets
In addition, Mrs Cod hopes to expand its range of fish offered to customers, thereby diversifying away from stocks under pressure to less well known fish while supporting the local fishing industry at the same time. At least ten jobs will be created by the project over the next two years.
Alison Elvey, Objective One Fisheries Programme Manager, said: “Any project which adds value to Cornwall’s catch is good news for the fishing industry. In addition, projects which promote the less well known species of fish to UK markets should be encouraged. Mrs Cod is a good example of a company moving forward in a sector undergoing immense change.”
Kim Mills, owner of Mrs Cod, said: “The Objective One funding that we have been able to secure will help considerably with our continuing expansion. Newlyn and the surrounding areas are well known for their superb prime quality fish and this investment is a vital step for the continued promotion of the region and the fish that it has to offer.
“We look forward to building a sound and profitable business that will secure and increase existing employment within the region.”
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