As of 6 November 2017, DONG Energy becomes Ørsted, named after the Danish scientist Hans Christian Ørsted. In 1820, he discovered electromagnetism, a fundamental of physics that is central to how electricity is generated by offshore wind turbines.
Five new projects are to receive funding from the ‘Westermost Rough Fishing Community Fund 2017’. These projects are:
- Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and HFIG – Fisheries diversification study
- I.T. equipment and soft for HFIG admin team
- Reducing fishing gear conflict project in the offshore shellfish fisheries
- Back-up tractor for Hornsea fishermen
- Camera survey of catches in offshore shellfish fishery
A further two more projects will be funded subject to additional information being provided by HFIG. The West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd company is working with HFIG to advance all of these projects.
“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 for members of the Holderness Fishing Industry Group, East Yorkshire. Application forms and instructions can be downloaded from here and the closing date for all applications is the 28 August 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 isssued 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.
Ørsted (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.
The Westermost Rough Fisheries Community Fund has closed to applications. We are currently evaluating the proposals for funding and will announce the results of this evaluation process shortly.
The Westermost Rough Fisheries Community Fund deadline for applications has been extended until 28 August 2016.
The Westermost Rough Fisheries Community Fund is now open to applications and will remain open until 07 August 2016.
Anne Bynham (Director) B & M Fishing LLP, Fleetwood issued a statement of thanks and support to the donor offshore wind farms supporting the West of Morecambe Fisheries initiative.
Tom Watson (NFFO, Fishing Industry Representative for the Irish Sea region) issued a strong statement of support for the West of Morecambe Fisheries initiative.
Details of a Fishing Community award which could ultimately benefit a wide range of Irish Sea fishermen has been published on the West of Morecambe Fisheries website.
Details of a Fishing Community award to the Whelk fishermen of Fleetwood has been published on the West of Morecambe Fisheries website.
Wirral fishermen (Merseyside) were awarded funds for Community project(s).
Sea Source /Anglo North Irish Fish Producer Organisation have purchased a new refrigerated VW van. The van was part funded by West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd.
The East Irish Sea fund has now closed to applications for 2015. Applications will be reviewed by our established process during the next couple of months.
The East Irish Sea fund is open to applications until 30 September 2015.
New photographs posted which were taken in Kilkeel in June 2015. These pictures depict the four projects funded in the port by West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd in 2015. Fishing Community Project.
New photographs posted from two trips aboard the RV Huntress off the Yorkshire coast. The RV Huntress is owned and operated by the Holderness coast fishermen who are conducting joint research with DONG Energy to better understand the effects of the Westermost Rough OWF upon local crab and lobster stocks.
Alan McCulla OBE from A.N.I.F.P.O. – Sea Source issued a statement of thanks to the West of Morecambe fisheries for the financial support towards their Fishing Community Project.
JA Graham (Shellfish Merchants) based in Seascale, Cumbria, issued a statement of thanks for the financial support received for their Fisheries Community Project.
Sea Source (Offshore) Ltd, who are a subsidiary of the Anglo North Irish Fishermen’s Producer Organisation, issued a statement of support for the funding they received for their Fisheries Community Project.
Morecambe and Heysham Fishermen’s Association issued a letter of thanks to WOMF Ltd for the funding they received for their Fisheries Community Project.
Northern Ireland Fish Producers Organisation issued a statement of thanks to WOMF Ltd, for the funding they received for their Fisheries Community Project.
Seven new community projects have been awarded funding from the latest round of applications made to the WOMF (East Irish Sea) fund.
The WOMF (East Irish Sea) fund is now closed to applications. We are evaluating the proposals we have received during this funding round.
WOMF (East Irish Sea) fund has been opened up again to applications for funding. The closing date for applications is 30th September 2014. Terms and Conditions apply.
New photographs from Barrow in Furness, Whitehaven and Maryport added to website.
The Barrow and Furness Fishermen’s Association issued a strong statement of support for the West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd.
Some further details on three Fishing Community projects have been added to the website.
The National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) issued a strong statement of support for the West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd and for the co-existence of the offshore wind energy and commercial fishing industries that it supports.
Dr Andy Revill (Director of West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd) has been invited to speak at a meeting of the Crown Estates FLOWW group in 08 April 2014 about the company and its successes.
Holderness Fishing Industry Group issued a statement of support for West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd.
Barrow and Furness Fishermens Association report they are ready to order a new ice plant for their members. The purchase of the ice plant was supported with a donation from West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd.
Maryport Fishing Company Ltd reported that the new ice plant and chiller unit (supported by a donation from West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd) will be delivered to Maryport from Germany in April 2014.
Holderness Fishing Industry Group were awarded funding to support the operation of their research vessel (MV Huntress).
Maryport Fishing Company Ltd issued a statement of support for West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd.
Maryport Fishing Company Ltd were awarded a donation from the West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd to support the purchase of a new ice plant and chiller unit. These units will benefit the Maryport fishing community and visiting fishermen to the port.
Whitehaven Fishermens Cooperative Ltd issued a statement of support for West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd.
Whitehaven Fishermens Cooperative Ltd were awarded a donation from West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd to support the operation of a vessel fuelling facility, operated by the Co-operative in Whitehaven harbour. This facility is of potential benefit to the Whitehaven fishermen and other visiting fishermen.