Located within Fleetwood, funds have been provided to purchase a new shellfish holding tank facility. The tanks use circulating sea water to keep fishermen’s catches of shellfish (crabs and lobsters) alive and healthy over a sustained period. The facility will be available to those inshore fishermen from Fleetwood who are targeting such shellfish and who wish to use it. By prolonging the shelf-life of catches of live crabs and lobsters, the fishermen can potentially access markets that may be otherwise unavailable.
This project was financed by a voluntary donation from the Walney Extension offshore wind farm.