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Eight Cornish fishing projects granted share of £1m cash pot

Eight Cornish fishing projects granted share of £1m cash pot

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 2:00pm 11th July 2020.

Eight projects in Cornwall that show potential in increasing the sale and consumption of locally-caught seafood, have been granted a share of £1million of government funding. 

The Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme was set up in April to help fund projects that will increase the sale and consumption of locally caught seafood.

Projects across the Duchy include those based in Newlyn, Looe, Bodmin, Padstow, St Ives and Hayle who will receive £413,786 between them. 

The panel has awarded funding to businesses based across the country who submitted a range of innovative ideas to support their local fishing and seafood businesses get their products to market, including new processing operations, on-line auction and sales websites, and local transport solutions.

Projects were selected that could demonstrate they brought the greatest benefit to the industry as a whole, working across communities and regions, or with partners.

In total, 13 of the 20 projects are based in the South West of England. 

Cornish Projects

  • W Stevensons and Sons Ltd - Newlyn fish market electronic auction and national marketing programme -  The government announcement says ‘Newlyn Fish Market was awarded funding to create an electronic, cloud-based auction platform meaning local buyers can continue to ‘attend’ auctions and purchase catches’)– £100,000
  • Silver Dawn Fishing Ltd - based in Newlyn - Establishment of new supply chains through diversification of its fishing company into processing and sales.  They are creating a start-up called Cornwall Fish Direct, selling fresh, sustainably-caught filleted Cornish fish – £100,000
  • Bluesail Fish -based in Looe -  Looe Live Tanks Project – £70,989
  • Fish for Thought - based in Bodmin - Project Cornwall 2020 – £60,864
  • Murt’s Shellfish - based in Padstow - Shellfish and fish processing unit – £33,217
  • Pengelly’s Fishmongers -based in Looe -  - Pengelly’s selling direct – £24,500
  • Palatine Fishing - based in St Ives - Building a commercially sustainable local supply chain through refrigerated transport and distribution – £20,080
  • Wild Harbour - based in Hayle - Online Retail Fish Box Scheme – £4,136

For a full list of the successful applicants, visit the Government website here

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