Hayle shellfish merchant receives
Objective One Investment for ice machine
Harold Hawkins, a Hayle based shellfish merchant, has received
investment from the Objective One Fisheries Programme for
over £1,000 to buy an ice-making machine for his factory.
The icemaker will be installed at the factory and will reduce
transport costs of bringing ice from Newlyn.
The business, which has been established for over 12 years
hopes to move from merchanting to processing shellfish and
add value to shellfish products.
Harold Hawkins, a partner of Hawkins Fish said: "I am
delighted to receive this investment from Objective One to
re-equip my factory and look forward to extending the project
further in the New Year. This has been a great help to my
business and others in the industry should also take advantage
of the money available."
Clare Leverton, Programme Manager of South West Pesca added:
"Processing shellfish in Cornwall is a great way of adding
value to the Cornish catch. Mr Hawkins is fully aware of this
and is hoping to make further changes to the business with
the aid of Objective One investment."
Objective One Fisheries Programme
Cornwall's Objective One Fisheries Programme
will provide £5 million from April 2001 to March 2006
to the fishing industry in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
The funds are a mixture of EU and national funds, through
the Financial Instruments for Fisheries Guidance fund (FIFG)
the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
The projects are approved by the DEFRA in
partnership with an Objective One Fisheries Management Group,
made up of local fishing sector representatives. South West
Pesca Ltd assists applicants develop projects by providing
guidance and help on completing application forms and submitting
Up to 40% grants are available for the private
sector projects and 75% grants for the public sector projects.
So far 126 projects have been approved with £3,130,800
of FIFG committed to projects and over £370,000 of DEFRA
Examples of projects funded by the Objective
|| Vessel Modernisation: adoption of sustainable fishing methods, maximising fish
quality on board fishing vessels and improvements to crew comfort
and working conditions
||Improvement of fishing ports
||Processing and marketing of fishery and aquaculture
||Projects by members of the trade of collective benefit
to the fishing industry
||Protection and development of aquatic resources by
fixed of movable Structures
For further information contact:
South West Pesca Ltd
Trevint House, Strangways Villas, Truro,
Tel: 01872 270333
Fax: 01872 242470
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel: 01872 241379
Fax: 01872 241388
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