If you or somebody you know in the fishing community and fish businesses can offer their time to meet as a Group approximately every two months please apply by 30 November. [Apply for Membership using the form above]
The application for EU Maritime & Fisheries Funds (EMFF) to deliver the new FLAG Strategy was submitted earlier in 2016. Subject to its approval, new projects will be invited to apply in 2017.
St Ives Fishing Community Association (SIFCA), a relatively new group, has been remarkably successful with a funding bid to the European Fisheries Fund. They received £7,500 to purchase their own fiberglass rowing gig, which was launched on Saturday 9 August in front of the Sloop Inn, St Ives.
The aim of the Association is to encourage wider engagement within the community and use the gig as a way of bringing individuals, friends, families and groups together to promote health, welfare and social inclusion. Working closely with the St Ives Gig Club, the gig will be placed on a mooring in the harbour, which will offer members easy access throughout the summer months.
The gig has been funded by a European Fisheries Fund application through the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG), along with several local businesses providing match funding. The association would like to thank its sponsors and supporters; The Sloop, Celtic Fish & Game, Matthew Stevens & Son, St Ives Town Council, Consols Oils and Cornwall Rural Community Charity (CRCC).
Richard Robinson, President of SIFCA said “It’s fantastic to be able to have our own training gig moored in the harbour. Many of our members are fishermen and do not work regular hours, which restricts them from engaging with other community clubs and local events. We are encouraging anyone who has an interest to join us and become a member of the Association and to make the most of this great opportunity.”
The Association is open to any members of the St Ives harbour community. Membership is £20 and forms can be found at the harbour office in St Ives. For more information about FLAG opportunities, please contact Chris on 01736 364324 or viaChris.firstname.lastname@example.org
After a successful Phase 1 project in 2013, where 149 tubs, 51 PLB’s and 96 lifejackets were purchased with grant support benefiting 91 SWHFA members, a second phase has just been approved by the MMO (July 2014), that will enable members to purchase at a reduced cost, six items that will improve safety and quality. From discussions with members the following six items were identified for inclusion in the new project.
- – Seaplast Insulated Bins (various sizes)
- – Mullion Life Jacket
- – Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)
- – PLB pouches
- -Small Ice Making Machines
- – Handheld VHF radios
Click on this link for more information on the items available.
If you would like to take part in the project please contact Seafood Cornwall Training who are administering the project on behalf of the SWHFA on 01736 364324.
SWHFA Members will be receiving further information in the post during July 2014 to invite them to take part in the new project.
The deadline for orders is the 15th August 2014 so you will need to act quickly.
A state of the art, new £50,000 all-weather mooring pontoon has been unveiled at Millbrook Lake to help to safeguard fishermen’s jobs in Rame.
The new pontoon replaces the old one at Southdown Marina.
The £50,000 project was supported by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) and received funding from the European Fisheries Fund (EFF).
The first school visit as part of the Seafood Cornwall Training Net to Plate Project for 2013/14 to Newlyn’s fishing industry was a hit.
Over the course of the Spring and Summer terms, up to 15 schools will have the opportunity to attend a Fish Industry visit to Newlyn led by Seafood Cornwall Training and supported by Falfish, The CFPO and Shellfish Merchants W Harvey and Sons.
Over 30 children from Mabe school, aged 7 to 9 years, visited Newlyn to learn about Cornwall’s fishing industry. The visit was part funded by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly FLAG (Fishing Local Action Group) and Falfish.
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) is one of the top performing FLAGs in the country, which has led to the Marine Management Organisation awarding further funding to the programme. This could mean that £2m could be committed to projects in Cornwall by mid-2014.
Cornwall’s first ever Fishing Training Hub has opened in Newlyn providing a dedicated training centre for Cornwall’s fishermen.
The provision of the centre has been made possible through a 75% FLAG (Fisheries Local Action Group) grant funded by the European Fisheries Fund and the Marine Management Organisation and the project has also been supported by the landlords, Newlyn Pier and Harbour Commissioners.