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Newquay fisherman wheelhouse grant

Martin Gilbert, skipper and part owner of the 'Salamander' has been awarded an Objective One Fisheries grant of over £6,000 for a wheelhouse refit to improve crew comfort. The vessel is currently at Heard's Yard at Mylor Bridge.

The foredeck, which is situated in front of the wheelhouse, has been raised to reduce the weather and sea effects to the crew when they are on deck.

The new wheelhouse has more storage space built in and extra windows installed to improve visibility, especially important in hazardous weather. A removable cooker and seats have also been installed for the crew to use on longer trips and in the winter.

Clare Leverton, Objective One Fisheries Programme Manager stated: "This project shows how Objective One grants can be used to improve working conditions on board Cornish vessels. South West Pesca Ltd welcomes enquiries from skippers who are considering upgrades to their vessels. Please contact us on 01872 270333."

Martin Gilbert, skipper and part-owner of the 'Salamander' said: "Basically this grant has helped my working conditions 100%. There is more room to move on the boat and a lot safer working environment for myself and the crew. South West Pesca Ltd have been brilliant in helping me with the grant."


Editor's notes:

For further information contact:
Clare Leverton, Objective One Fisheries Programme Manager
Trevint House, Strangways Villas, Truro, TR1 2PA
Tel: 01872 270333
Fax: 01872 242470


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

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