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W Harvey & Sons Objective One investment for crab boiler

Matthew Harvey of Newlyn based shellfish merchants, W Harvey & Sons, has received Objective One Fisheries Programme investment to process more Cornish and South Devon crabs.

The investment of £16,500 is for the installation of a steam boiler and building of a room to house it.

W Harvey & Sons are the oldest shellfish processors in Cornwall.  The gas fired steam boiler will be used for crab cooking and will ensure that a high quality of product is retained.  There has been an increased demand for processed shellfish products over the past 10 years so the new boiler will enable the company to meet demands from catering companies, wholesalers in the UK and Northern Europe and expand their market. 

Matthew Harvey, a Partner of W Harvey & Sons said: "We are delighted to have received this Objective One funding.  We would like to thank Clare Leverton, Alison Elvey and the team at South West Pesca for their assistance in this project."

Alison Elvey, Objective One Fisheries Programme Manager stated: "This project will enable the company to expand and process more shellfish, thus adding value to Cornish landed crabs, which will benefit the industry as a whole.  I am pleased that Objective 1 can help the fishing industry add value and expand in Cornwall."

Further information contact:
Alison Elvey
Objective One Fisheries Programme Manager
Trevint House, Strangways Villas, Truro, TR1 2PA
Tel: 01872 270333
Fax: 01872 242470


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

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