'Wayfarer' communication Objective
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."
Further information contact
Clare Leverton, Objective One Fisheries Programme
Trevint House, Strangways Villas, Truro, 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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