Investment for improving fish quality
Pascoe, owner and skipper of the Little Pearl and Steven Astley,
owner and skipper of MVF Butts, have both recently secured
Objective One investment for the purchase of insulated bins.
Mr Pascoe has secured £1340 worth of investment and
Mr Astley £70.
The bins purchased are fully insulated, stackable cool boxes
with sealable lids and are used to take ice to sea. The bins
help ensure that fish are properly cooled and allow ice to
be stored with minimal wastage.
Robin Davies, South West Pesca's fisheries project officer,
stated: "Often, two bins are taken out with one being
used to store a bulk quantity of ice whilst the other is used
to either store the fish or as a slush-ice reservoir. In the
later case, fish are placed in the slush ice immediately upon
capture to get them down to the optimum temperature. This
preserves their condition whilst the fisherman continues working.
They are also proving very useful to store ice in more isolated
harbours around Cornwall where accessibility to an ice plant
Insulated ice bins are a simple and cost effective method
of ensuring that fish reach the market in top quality condition.
Using insulated bins will also help skippers attain the standard
needed for the Seafood Cornwall Quality Mark, a scheme which
recognises vessels that consistently land top quality fish.
Objective One investment of up to 40% is currently available
throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly for projects which
help fishermen improve the quality of their catch. If you
would like to apply for an Objective One fisheries grant,
please contact Robin Davies at SW Pesca on 01872 270333.
For further information please contact Nathan de Rozarieux,
project director on 01736 874304.
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly has invested in Vessel Modernisation Little
Pearl FEP851 and Vessel Modernisation FEP852 through the Financial
Instrument for Fisheries Guidance (FIFG).
David Pascoe can be contacted on 07870 568520. Steven Astley
is available for comment on 01736 811201 or 07977 027328
Seafood Cornwall is a 3 year programme to promote quality
Cornish fish. The project will cost approximately 500k funded
by Objective One Fisheries Programme, Seafish Industry Authority
and Cornwall County Council. The programme has employed Quality
Advisers to work with fishing vessel crews and owners, the
ports and harbours and with fish processors to improve the
care of the catch from the sea to the plate. It is has also
been promoting the quality, abundance and diversity of Cornish
fish at festivals and shows throughout the year and will continue
to do so in 2006. Further information is available from Nathan
de Rozarieux, Project Director on 01736 874304.
If you are interested in applying for Objective One funding
for projects within the fishing industry, please contact South
West Pesca on 01872 270333 or visit www.swpesca.co.uk.
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