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'Wayfarer' communication Objective One grant

Steven Leach, skipper and owner of the 'Wayfarer' has been allocated an Objective One Fisheries grant for over £1,500. The grant will be used to install a satellite communication system on board the vessel.

The 'Wayfarer' works mainly in the Atlantic to the West of Cornwall and lands fish at Newlyn, Plymouth, Brixham and occasionally in France.

When a boat lands their fish ready for sale on the market it is essential that the timing is right. With this equipment the crew will be able to contact the merchants who will give them information on the best time to land to make sure that the market has a continuous supply of fish.

Clare Leverton, Objective One Fisheries Programme Manager stated: "Support is available for fishermen that take the initiative and proactively seek the best prices for their catch. The Objective One Programme is aimed at increasing the value of fishing in Cornwall and projects such as this one are simple and ideal. Any skipper owner who is contemplating installing a SATCOM systems is encouraged to give South West PESCA a call on 01872 270333."

Steven Leach, Skipper and owner of the 'Wayfarer' added: "Since the demise of Lands End radio, communications to the West of Cornwall has been virtually none existent like it was back in the sailing boat days. Installing the Satcom system has bought us back into the 21st century."


Editor's notes:

Further information contact

Clare Leverton, Objective One Fisheries Programme Manager
Trevint House, Strangways Villas, Truro, TR1 2PA
Tel: 01872 270333.
Fax: 01872 242470


Jason Clark
Communications Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Castle House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel: 01872 241379
Fax: 01872 241388

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