Cadgwith ice bins
A group of inshore fishermen at Cadgwith Cove, Cornwall,
have been awarded an Objective One Fisheries Grant for over
£6,500 to purchase a pool of insulated ice bins. The
bins will be used to chill the catch on their fishing vessels,
for storage and for transporting the catch to market.
Insulated bins ensure that ice is kept at a very low temperature
for a long period of time. By using these bins the fishermen
are following the highest possible standards to maintain the
quality of their catch. Slush ice stays at a very low temperature
and when fish are placed in the slush ice, their core temperature
is lowered very quickly.
The ice bins allow a practical method of ensuring the fish
is kept chilled throughout its journey from catching, storage
and transport to the fish market. Only when they get to market
are the fish lifted out of the bins, resulting in a consistently
low temperature and a reduction in handling thus leading to
a better quality presented for sale.
This project has several benefits as it will enable the fleet
to improve catch quality by keeping the fish in optimum conditions,
improving presentation and market value.
Nigel Legge, Chairman of the Cadgwith Winch Committee said:
"These bins are beneficial for Cadgwith because
of the distance to get to the markets. We can now put the
ice straight into the bins, enabling the fish to stay in top
condition by the time it reaches the market. The catch has
less chance of being contaminated on boats and on shore, as
it's a sealed, cold and clean container. Every fishing
boat is responsible for its own containers and to keep them
cleaned and looked after."
Clare Leverton, Objective One Fisheries Programme Manager
said: "This group of fishermen provide an excellent
example of the benefits of working together on this project.
They clearly show how an improvement in the quality of their
catch when it reaches market means better prices."
For further information please contact Clare Leverton at
the Objective One Fisheries Programme on 01872 270333 or email:
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly has invested in Cadgwith Winch Committee through
the Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance (FIFG) fund.
Cornwall's Objective One Fisheries programme will provide
over £10 million from April 2001 to December 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
The projects are approved by the Marine Fisheries Agency
in partnership with an Objective One Fisheries Priority Management
Group, made up of local fishing sector representatives. South
West Pesca Ltd helps applicants to develop projects by providing
guidance and help on completing application forms and submitting
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 268 projects have been approved with
£7,452,032.25 of funds committed to these projects.
Examples of projects funded by the Objective One Programme:
Adoption of sustainable fishing methods, maximising fish
quality on board fishing vessels, and improvements to
crew comfort and working conditions, and improvements
||Improvement of fishing ports
||Processing and marketing of fishery and aquaculture
||Projects by members of the trade of collective benefit
to the fishing industry
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