The current state of fishing communities across the UK is as varied as those who continue to live and fish in these areas. Some coastal communities continue to maintain their way of life, while others struggle. Some have found opportunities in tourism and heritage, while others face broader social issues. Cornwall Rural Community Charity (CRCC) has worked extensively with local coastal communities and supported the development of numerous initiatives to address challenges in the fishing sector and with fishing families. We want to extend the same opportunities to fishing communities across the UK, but to do these we need to recognize the local concerns affecting life and work.
The on-line survey is available now, so get involved. We want to understand community and individual needs and challenges better, and to identify examples of projects or activities that are working to tackle these. The survey is not just for current fishermen and crews, but retired fishermen and fishing families. If you can, please share this on Facebook or Twitter, and help spread the message further. We hope by sharing ideas and experiences we can help better target support and resources where it can make a genuine difference.
Every completed survey will be entered into a prize draw to win £200 Gael Force voucher. Please provide your contact details in order to be entered. These will NOT be shared with any third party and your responses will remain completely anonymous. Follow the link to take part: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/fishing17
We really appreciate your support with this project.
For further information about this project please contact Rob Poole or Claire Hurley, phone 01872 243559, email firstname.lastname@example.org