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28.11.03
South West Pesca funders recruit new project officer

South West Pesca Ltd, who assist the fishing industry to secure FIFG grants, has a new addition to the team.

Jon Lansley is the new Project Officer and has taken over from Spike Searle. Jon has a broad background in fisheries and is an ex fisherman who worked on various vessels based in Newlyn. Since then he has worked as a fishery officer in Scotland, EU observer on the Grand Banks, in fisheries research for SFIA, England and in fisheries development in Africa.

Jon has degree in Fisheries Studies from Plymouth University and is currently reading MSc Geographical Information Systems and Fisheries Management at the University of Portsmouth.

Jon's role at South West Pesca will be to develop fisheries projects so that they can benefit from EU funding. South West Pesca assist fishermen, fish processors, merchants and the ports in filling in the forms, writing business plans and providing the information required to submit an application to Defra. South West Pesca are involved throughout the whole process of submitting an application and will help right until the completion of the project. If you have any ideas for a project please call the office on 01872 270333.

Jon Lansley, Project Officer of South West Pesca commented: "I am very pleased to have this opportunity to work at ground level with fishermen and processors assisting them to secure funding for project ideas that will assist the development of their businesses."

Clare Leverton Programme Manager of South West Pesca added: "With his practical fishing experience Jon is an excellent recruit to the team. He is already working on project ideas put forward by the Fisheries Task Force such as dealing with fish waste and a Resource / Information Centre."

The Fisheries Task Force Strategy can be downloaded from the internet www.swpesca.co.uk or copies are held at the South West Pesca office address below.

Further information contact:
Clare Leverton
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
objectiveone@cornwall.gov.uk

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