New Resource Centre For Cornish Fishing
Cornish fishermen and fishing businesses will be able to access a new one-stop shop for advice and information when the new Cornwall Fisheries Resource Centre holds an open day for fishermen, fish merchants, fish processors and related fishing businesses.
The project, which is based on the successful West Cornwall Farm Business Resource Centre, has been developed by the Objective One Fisheries Taskforce, Newlyn Fish Industry Forum (NFIF) and Cornish Fish Producers Organisation (CFPO) with the aim of providing a 'one-stop-shop' for information or advice on a range of issues and to co-ordinate industry-specific training to anyone in the fishing industry. "This is a fantastic facility for anyone engaged in the fish industry to use, not just fishermen and not just those from Newlyn; it is for members of the fish trade throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly," said Jon Lansley, the Centre's administrator.
The Centre will be officially open for the first time at a special launch event from 1400hrs on Wednesday August 24. It is housed in a newly renovated building, located on the harbour side on Newlyn's Strand. The new facilities include three computers which can be used for informal training or searching the Internet for information about anything from packaging to processing. The Resource Centre is also the offices for Seafood Cornwall, which can offer advice to industry on fish quality issues and is working to improve marketing and promotion of Cornish fish and seafood.
"The aim of the open day is for people to drop in informally to see where we are and what we can offer them," said project director, Nathan de Rozarieux. "Both Jon Lansley and I have worked in a number of roles in the local industry so we will be able to help with whatever queries and ideas people may have."
As well as drawing down funding from Objective One, the Centre has been supported by Barclays Bank, who recognised the vital need for the Centre to help people in the fishing industry to access training or advice and information on a range of issues. "Barclays are delighted to be providing this tangible recognition of our support for the Cornish fishing industry and the Penwith community. Undoubtedly the Newlyn Fisheries Resource Centre will make an important contribution to the local economy and a vital part to the whole regeneration strategy for Newlyn," said John Stevens, Corporate Manager at Barclays Cornwall Business Centre.
For further information contact the Cornwall Fisheries Resource Centre, 01736 364324 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Cornwall Fisheries Resource Centre open day is on Wednesday August 24, from 14.00hrs. Media wishing to attend should ring 01736 364324 to request an invitation.
For further information please contact the Cornwall Fisheries Resource Centre on 01736 364324 or email: email@example.com.
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has invested in the Cornwall Fisheries Resource Centre through the Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance (FIFG).
The Resource Centre project was a key project in the Objective One
Fisheries Taskforce Strategy, published in May 2002.
The official opening ceremony will take place with invited guests at 11am on 24th August; press / media can attend by prior arrangement. The centre will be fully open from 2pm.
The project is funded by: EU Objective One funds – Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance (FIFG), Barclays Bank plc, DEFRA, Penwith District Council, Rural Community Partnership, Newlyn Pier and Harbour Commissioners and the Cornish Fish Producers Organisation (CFPO).
Digital photos will be available after the event.
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For more information about Seafood Cornwall see www.seafoodcornwall.org.uk.
The Cornwall Fisheries Resource Centre is at 78b The Strand, Newlyn, Tel: 01736 364324.
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