32 year old 'Girl
Patricia' revamp from Objective One
MFV Girl Patricia,
owned by the Newlyn based Williams’ family and has been awarded a £7,000
Objective One Fisheries grant. The grant will be used to install insulation
in the fish room.
The fish room needs to be kept cool to ensure that fish caught by Girl
Patricia will be maintained at the highest quality. Keeping fish consistently
chilled once caught ensures the quality by reducing deterioration and
prolonging retail shelf life.
The grant will also be used to fit the 32 year old vessel with a 300 gallon
water tank for the crew to use whilst offshore. At present the vessel
holds a tank of only half the size and can provide the crew with basic
drinking and cooking water but only limited washing water. With the new
tank the basic crew comfort will be improved.
Alison Elvey Objective One Fisheries Programme Manager stated: “This
project is a good example of how fishing vessel owners can benefit from
Objective One funds to help their business and help the long term sustainability
of the fishing industry."
Mr Williams, Part owner of MVF Girl Patricia stated: “We are delighted
to get this grant as it means that we will be able to keep good crew by
making sure that they have better living conditions, such as running water
for washing etc.
Also, by insulating the fish room we will ensure that we land our catch
to the highest quality demanded by today’s buyers, which should in turn
realise better prices. This Objective One money is a tremendous boost
to our business and I am glad that Objective One funds are now getting
to those who need it most.”
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