Coverack harbour cash to safeguard fishing future

Falmouth Packet: Commander Bill Frisken, chairman of the harbour company Commander Bill Frisken, chairman of the harbour company

A scheme to develop Coverack’s harbour to safeguard the fishing industry has been awarded almost £80,000.

The Coverack Harbour Company is being given £78,811 towards a £100,000 project that will be carried out over the course of this year.

It will include a much needed new winch, a quayside loading davit, ice making facilities and a cold storage room.

Commander Bill Frisken, chairman of the harbour company, said: “Coverack has never had any financial assistance and to have this amount of investment for the harbour offers a real chance for the fishing industry to continue here for generations to come.”

The money is coming from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Fisheries Local Action Group.

Chris Ranford, group animatuer for Cornwall Rural Community Council, has worked with the harbour company over the summer to develop their business plan and supported Commander Frisken through the process of applying for the European Fisheries Fund grant.

Mr Ranford said: “It has been a pleasure developing the project with Cornwall Harbour Company.

“This is a great use of European funding and will give a major uplift to the local community.”

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8:01pm Thu 17 Jan 13

telstar1962 says...

This is fantastic utilization of 'European' money for a most deserving local company.

It's a shame that other local business has had a monopoly on European funds over the years,when it may have been more appropriate to fund their 'progression' by way of normal bank lending,like most other businesses.

Hopefully,this money will assist the wider local economy,and not just the well off few.
This is fantastic utilization of 'European' money for a most deserving local company. It's a shame that other local business has had a monopoly on European funds over the years,when it may have been more appropriate to fund their 'progression' by way of normal bank lending,like most other businesses. Hopefully,this money will assist the wider local economy,and not just the well off few. telstar1962

10:27pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

Random comment. I hope the lady that makes pasties in the cottage is still there, her pasties were the best I have ever had. Haven't been to Coverack for ten months due to lack of transport but will be back again now.
Glad to see they are getting some help for the harbour, they deserve it, Coverack is a lovely community.
Random comment. I hope the lady that makes pasties in the cottage is still there, her pasties were the best I have ever had. Haven't been to Coverack for ten months due to lack of transport but will be back again now. Glad to see they are getting some help for the harbour, they deserve it, Coverack is a lovely community. Gill Zella Martin 09

8:49pm Sat 19 Jan 13

meerkats says...

Good for them , great that the fishing industry will be able to continue for many years to come a good boost for the local economy and jobs for future generations.
Good for them , great that the fishing industry will be able to continue for many years to come a good boost for the local economy and jobs for future generations. meerkats

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