Newlyn Fisheries project officer
funded by Objective One
The Objective One Fisheries Programme, facilitated by South
West Pesca Ltd has awarded a grant for over £40,000
to Penwith District Council to employ a Newlyn Fisheries Project
Members of the Newlyn Fish Industry Forum (NFIF) will be
by the Council to help them recruit this new Officer. The
be working closely with the Officer for 12 months to make
the projects as identified in the Newlyn Strategy are implemented.
The regeneration of Newlyn is being lead by the NFIF with
members representing the local community. The Regeneration
Strategy (conducted by Atlantic Consultants and accessible
on www.penwith.gov.uk) was also partly funded by the Objective
One Fisheries programme and has highlighted important projects
in Newlyn that will not only improve the fisheries infrastructure
but the future of the whole area.
Michael Galsworthy, Chair of the Newlyn Fish Industry Forum
commented: This grant is outstanding news and really
signals the first significant step in the implementation of
the Newlyn Regeneration Strategy. Of course there is a long
haul still ahead, but I have every confidence that with the
focused commitment of the NFIF, the understanding and sympathy
of the South West RDA and maintained support of the Objective
One Fisheries Task Force solid progress will be made. The
story of this soul project is how to regenerate and sustain
a peripheral coastal community dependent on a single industry
and with absolutely no economic hinterland. This whole scheme
allows us to broaden and strengthen the economic base of Newlyn.
Jim McKenna, Chief Executive Penwith District Council added:
The fish industry forum is different because all elements
of the public and private sector locally are working together
towards a single vision. This funding is an important first
step towards the regeneration of Newlyn and demonstrates the
face that the South West RDA and Government Office for the
South West has in our work. We firmly believe that the Cornish
fishing industry centred in Newlyn has a very exciting sustainable
Clare Leverton, Objective One Fisheries Programme Manager
stated: This grant is the first towards achieving the
projects within the Strategy and means that many more can
be brought before the Fisheries Objective One Programme as
soon as possible. The regeneration of Newlyn is considered
a very high priority by the Fisheries Task Force because Newlyn
contributes so much to the fishing industry in Cornwall.
To discuss the post in more detail please contact Rob Poole
on 01736 336757 or for an application form please contact
Charlotte Hill, Head Regeneration Leisure and Tourism, Penwith
District Council, St Clare, Penzance, TR18 3QW.
The closing date for applications is the 1st May. Interviews will be held on the 14th May.
For more information on the grant received or the Objective
One Fisheries Programme please contact, Clare Leverton, Objective One Fisheries Programme Manager,
South West Pesca Ltd on 01872 270333.
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel: 01872 241379
Fax: 01872 241388
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