George welcomes support for the fishing industry

George Eustice, Member of Parliament for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle has welcomed the news that Hayle will benefit from the Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme to help fund projects that will increase the sale and consumption of locally caught seafood. 

It was a competitive scheme, judged by an independent panel of fishing industry, government and Marine Management Organisation representatives.

The panel has now approved a total of 20 projects that have the potential to deliver significant collective benefits for the seafood industry in England.

The panel has awarded funding to businesses based across the country who submitted a range of innovative ideas to support their local fishing and seafood businesses get their products to market, including new processing operations, on-line auction and sales websites, and local transport solutions.

Projects were selected that could demonstrate they brought the greatest benefit to the industry as a whole, working across communities and regions, or with partners.

George commented, "Our fishing and coastal communities are vital to our local economies and I am glad that towns like Hayle and Newlyn are being recognised for the great work that they do. The scheme will help to fund projects that will increase the sale and consumption of some of the freshest seafood in the country and I would encourage everyone to support their local fishing communities."