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27.03.07
Cornish fishermen land top awards

Cornwall's fishing industry is celebrating after scooping two awards at the recent Seafood Awards held in London's Mariott Hotel last week (22nd March).

Skipper Stefan Glinski was first up to collect the 'Catching for the Market' award for his innovative approach to the Cornish Sardine fishery involving his Newlyn-based vessel 'Pride of Cornwall', and processing facility, Fresh-n-Freeze Ltd. However, the Cornish celebrations were not to end there as a group of Cornish fishermen representing the SW Handline Fishermen's Association and Seafood Cornwall then collected the hotly contested 'Sustainable Futures' award for the line caught Bass and Pollack tagging scheme.

"It was great to see some of Cornwall's proactive and positive fishermen being recognised for the hard work they have been putting into developing both the Cornish Sardine fishery and the Bass tagging scheme," said Paul Trebilcock, Chief Executive of the Cornish Fish Producers Organisation.

For further information contact Nathan de Rozarieux, Project Director, Seafood Cornwall on 01736 874304 or email nathan@seafoodcornwall.org.uk.

The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has invested in Seafood Cornwall through the Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance fund (FIFG).

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Editor's notes:


Seafood Cornwall, an Objective One Fisheries Programme project, offers advice to industry on fish quality issues and is working to improve marketing and promotion of fish and seafood. Seafood Cornwall is based at the Cornwall Fisheries Resource Centre, 78b The Strand, Newlyn, contact Nathan de Rozarieux, 01736 874304. For more information about the project visit www.seafoodcornwall.org.uk.

The South West Handline Fishermen's Association is an organisation representing over 100 handline fishermen in Cornwall and Devon. The Association successfully led the Marine Stewardship Council accreditation of the SW Handline mackerel fishery in 2000. The Association launched the www.linecaught.org.uk website and tagging scheme for line caught bass and Pollack in 2005.

Seafood Cornwall is supported by the Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish), was established by the Government in 1981 and is a Non Departmental Public Body sponsored by the four UK government fisheries departments. Seafish works with all sectors of the UK seafood industry – fishermen, processors, wholesalers, importers, exporters, seafood farmers, fish friers, caterers and retailers – to raise standards, improve efficiency and secure a sustainable future.

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Clare Morgan
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Castle House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01872 223439

cmorgan@cornwall.gov.uk

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