Ocean Fish starts skinning!
Roche based fish processors Ocean Fish has been awarded an Objective One fisheries grant to expand and develop its added value sales.
The company, formed in 1991, employs 25 full time staff at Victoria Industrial Estate, Roche. The grant of £15,000 will be used to purchase a fish skinning machine, which will help the company process more. This specialist state of the arc machine will help the business to process both frozen and smaller fish.
The majority of the companies products are exported. The fish, which are exported, have thin fillets and are usually exported whole, if these fish are skinned the value would increase dramatically. This will give the company the chance to attract new export customers as well as providing an improved service to its existing export business, leading to more fish being bought from Cornwall’s fishermen and fish markets.
Alison Elvey, Objective One Fisheries Programme Manager, commented, “I welcome the fact that Objective One funding is being used to add value to locally caught fish which has benefits for Ocean Fish and the Cornish fishing industry as a whole. The more fish that is processed within Cornwall, the more Cornwall’s economy will benefit.”
Mr Lakeman stated: “The new machine is performing fantastically and will improve the company’s products.”
Further information contact:
Clare Leverton, 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