West Cumbrian Shellfish Fishermen (2015)
J. A. Graham (Shellfish Merchants, Seascale, Cumbria) were awarded funding towards the purchase of a new refrigerated van.
This vehicle is used to pick up and transport shellfish catches from fishermen throughout West Cumbria (around 8 in total) to seawater storage tanks in Seascale, prior to their resale. This award received unanimous support from the Fishing Industry Advisory Group, which is comprised of fishing industry representatives from the N.F.F.O., Fleetwood, Morecambe, Heysham, Whitehaven, Maryport and Northern Ireland.
This project was financed by voluntary donations jointly made by the Walney, West of Duddon Sands and Ormonde offshore wind farms.