'MFV Intuition' fish quality fisheries
Mark Rowse skipper and owner of the 'MFV Intuition'
has been allocated an Objective One Fisheries grant for over
£500. The 'Intuition' a crabbing vessel that
fishes out of Newlyn will use the grant aid to have a water
pump system fitted to improve fish quality.
Whilst the boat is out at sea the crabs are stored in a compartment
filled with seawater, which keeps them alive and in a good
condition until they are landed. Maintaining the quality of
the water is a very strenuous task and any failure could mean
that the crabs might be unfit for sale.
The new equipment will pump air through a system connected
to the storage tank, which will result in the shellfish being
landed in better condition and reduce the mortality rate.
Clare Leverton, Objective One Fisheries Programme Manager
stated: "The purchase of technical equipment for vessels
to improve quality of the catch can be funded through Objective
One. This is one of the ways Cornish fishermen can achieve
the best possible price for their hard work."
Mark Rowse, skipper and owner of the 'MFV Intuition'
added: "The new equipment will increase the quality of
my catch, reduce the amount of crab unfit for sale, which
will give me better prices on the market. The tank will also
For more information contact
Clare Leverton, Fisheries Programme Manager
South West Pesca Ltd, Trevint House, Strangways Villas, Truro,
Cornwall, TR1 2PA
Tel: 01872 270333
Fax: 01872 242470
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel: 01872 241379
Fax: 01872 241388
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