New ice plant and scales for Penberth
Penberth Winch Society has secured £2,500 of Objective
One fisheries investment for the installation of an ice machine
and digital scales at Penberth Cove.
Having their own ice machine at the cove will allow the Penberth
fishermen to produce ice as and when required. This means
fishermen can take ice to sea and ice their catch immediately
upon landing. Keeping the fish well-iced will ensure that
the quality of the catch meets buyer's demands and optimum
prices are gained at market. The new ice machine will also
be time and cost effective as previously ice was bought from
Newlyn and transported across to Penberth.
The purchase of digital scales will not only improve the
accuracy and consistency of the weights, but will also speed
up the weighing process allowing the catch to be iced quicker
and so also improving the catch quality.
The project will help to secure the future of the fishing
industry at the cove as reduced costs and increased profitability
will ensure the cove remains a viable landing site. Ted Chappell,
Secretary of the Penberth Winch Society said: "All
the Penberth fishermen are delighted with the new scales and
Clare Leverton, Objective One Fisheries Programme Manager
commented: "It's great to be able to help a small
group of inshore men to improve their lot."
For further information contact Clare Leverton, Objective
One Fisheries Programme Manager on 01872 270333 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Objective One Programme for
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has invested in the fishing
industry through the Financial Instruments for Fisheries Guidance
Cornwall's Objective One Fisheries programme will provide
£10 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) and the Department
of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
The projects are approved by the DEFRA in partnership with
an Objective 1 Fisheries Management Group, made up of local
fishing sector representatives. South West Pesca Ltd assists
applicants to develop projects by providing guidance and help
on completing application forms and submitting applications.
Up to 40% (35% EU and 5% National) grants are available for
the private sector projects and 75% grants for the public
sector projects. So far 203 projects have been approved with
£5,232,700 of funds committed to these projects.
Examples of projects funded by the Objective 1 Programme:
Adoption of sustainable fishing methods, maximising fish
On board fishing vessels, and improvements to crew comfort
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
Truro, TR1 2PA
Tel: 01872 270333
Fax: 01872 242470
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01872 223439
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