This group of twenty three fisher folk were awarded funds in both 2015 and then in 2018 to buy new safety equipment for their fishing operations.
Safety equipment included protective foul weather gear and M.O.B. (man over board) devices alert search and rescue services once activated, should the wearer become immersed in seawater. The fishermen were also awarded funds to purchase insulated fish boxes to improve their catch quality by keeping fish catches (i.e. salmon) at lower temperatures whilst onboard.
These awards were financed by a voluntary donation from the Walney Extension offshore wind farm (2018) and an earlier joint donation made by the Walney, West of Duddon Sands and Ormonde offshore wind farms (2015). Photography by Scott Kershaw (www.scottkershaw.co.uk).