Fishroom upgrade for Newlyn vessel
Michael Corin, skipper and owner of the Newlyn beam trawler
'Sapphire', has welcomed the Objective One Fisheries
investment of almost £5,000 and a Defra investment of
£700 to refurbish and insulate the vessel's fishroom.
The 'Sapphire' fishes for a variety of species
including Dover sole, monkfish, megrim, lemon sole and plaice,
which is landed to the Newlyn market. The condition of the
fishroom is extremely important and adds to the quality of
The new fishroom will be insulated with a tough high-density
plastic, which will be hard wearing and easier to keep clean.
The layout of the fishroom will also be altered to allow for
the boxes of fish to be stacked. This will increase the quality
of the fish, as they will not be moving around, which can
lead to bruising and lower the value of the fish. The insulation
will also keep the fish stored at a low temperature.
The crew's working conditions will improve a great deal
from the grant.
Clare Leverton, Objective One Fisheries Programme Manager
commented: "Any improvements made to the quality of fish
landed in Cornwall helps to secure a sustainable future for
the industry. Quality starts on deck!"
Michael Corin, owner and skipper of the 'Sapphire'
added: "In the days of fishing quotas and restrictions,
it is vital that our catch is presented at the market in peak
condition. The improvements to the fishroom will ensure that
our catch is stored in a chilled, hygienic environment. The
crew will find the improved storage much easier and safer
to work with."
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel: 01872 241379
Fax: 01872 241388
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