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“The West of Morecambe Fisheries Fund has provided much needed support to local fisherman. It is good to see industries that share our seas with fishermen supporting their work, and the communities they come from.” Cat Smith MP.
The Westermost Rough Fishing Community Fund is once again open to applications to members of the Holderness Fishing Industry Group, East Yorkshire. Application forms and instructions can be downloaded from here and the closing date for applications is the 28 Aug 2017.
The R/V Huntress, which is owned by the Holderness Fishing Industry Group, were awarded funds to continue to gather field data on the crustacean stocks (lobster and crabs) in and around the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm.
The Greater Wash Fishing Industry Group were awarded funds to help finance their brown shrimp fishery undergo an assessment to achieve a sustainability accreditation by the Marine Stewardship Council.
The Whtehaven Fishermens Cooperative were awarded funds to purchase a large refrigerated vehicle for fish transport. The Whitehaven fishermen were also awarded funds to replace an old forklift truck with a new one. Ron Graham, chairman of the Cooperative, issued a statement of thanks.
Dick James (CEO) of N.I.F.P.O. (Northern Irish Fish Producers Organisation) issued a statement of thanks to WOMF Ltd and DONG Energy for the financial support received to help purchase two new forklift trucks for the the ports of Ardglass and Kilkeel.
DONG Energy (Walney Extension OWF) has just announced their intention to donate £300,000 for Fishing Community Projects for East Irish Sea fishermen. The fund will be managed by the West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd.