Grant for new fish filleting machine
Fresh & Freeze Company Limited, a fish processing business
based in Hayle, has recently had Objective One fisheries investment
of over £12,000 to purchase and install a fish filleting
machine. The new machine is capable of heading, gutting and
filleting the sardines and herring, fish which are landed
by the company's own fishing vessel into Newlyn Harbour.
This means that the company can market fresh and frozen fillets
of sardines and herring as well as whole fish and this means
more income to the region from each fish caught.
Before the machine was purchased the company headed and gutted
approximately 5% of its fish by hand, and none of it was filleted.
Heading and gutting the fish is a time consuming and expensive
process, so it was not economically viable to head and gut
any more fish than this.
The machine will allow the company to produce a consistent
supply of a quality products as well as creating new job opportunities
within the company.
Nicky Harrison, Objective One Fisheries Project Officer commented:
"This is a simple yet highly beneficial project that
will not only add value to Cornish fish products, but will
also create two new jobs in the Cornish fishing industry."
Stefan Glinski, owner of Fresh & Freeze Company Limited,
added: "This will help to develop the Cornish sardine
fishery and will lead to the establishment of value added
products from Cornwall in all the multiple retail outlets."
For further information contact Clare Leverton of the Objective
One Fisheries Programme on 01872 270333 or email email@example.com.
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly has invested in fisheries through the Financial
Instrument for Fisheries Guidance (FIFG) Fund.
Cornwall's Objective One Fisheries programme will provide
over £10 million from April 2001 to December 2006 to
the fishing industry in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
The funds are a mixture of EU and national funds, through
the Financial Instruments for Fisheries Guidance fund (FIFG)
and the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The projects are approved by the Marine Fisheries Agency
in partnership with an Objective One Fisheries Priority Management
Group, made up of local fishing sector representatives. South
West Pesca Ltd helps applicants to develop projects by providing
guidance and help on completing application forms and submitting
Up to 40% (35% EU and 5% National) grants are available for
the private sector projects and 75% grants for the public
sector projects. So far 275 projects have been approved with
£7,699,202.96 of funds committed to these projects.
Examples of projects funded by the Objective One Programme:
Adoption of sustainable fishing methods, maximising fish
quality on board fishing vessels, and improvements to
crew comfort and working conditions, and improvements
||Improvement of fishing ports
||Processing and marketing of fishery and aquaculture
||Projects by members of the trade of collective benefit
to the fishing industry
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