The £1 million Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme is supporting innovative ways to sell fish and shellfish across English Fishing Industry
Projects approved under the £1 million grant scheme supporting innovative ways to sell fish and shellfish across England.
The Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme was set up in April 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.
Some examples are:
- In the South West, Newlyn Fish Market was awarded funding to create an electronic, cloud-based auction platform meaning local buyers can continue to ‘attend’ auctions and purchase catches.
- In the South East, Yorwarth’s Fresh Fish in East Sussex was awarded funding for processing equipment to be used in a newly created hub to process and distribute locally caught inshore fish. This will mean orders could be distributed quickly and continued to provide a sales outlet for the local inshore fishing fleet.
- In the North East, Riley’s Fish Ltd in North Shields was awarded funding for a refrigerated vehicle allowing them to support fishermen by providing an outlet for their catch to be sold.
Projects from the English Fishing industry approved for the Domestic Supply Scheme:
|Ref||Applicant||Title||Region||Project cost||Match||Project cost less match|
|DSSS1010||Two Brothers Fishing Ltd||Business Development of Direct Selling & Promotion of Fishing Heritage & Day Boat Fish||South West||26,387||4,000||22,387|
|DSSS1156||Fish for Thought||Project Cornwall 2020||South West||81,152||20,288||60,864|
|DSSS1148||Venture Seafoods||Brexit/Covid Response||Yorkshire & Humber||194,141||97,070||97,070|
|DSSS1163||Riley’s Fish Ltd||North Shields Prawns and Lobster||North East||116,300||31,400||84,900|
|DSSS1060||Pengellys Famous Fishmongers||Pengellys selling direct.||South West||24,500||–||24,500|
|DSSS1013||W Stevensons and Sons ltd||Newlyn fish market electronic auction and national marketing programme||South West||148,359||48,359||100,000|
|DSSS1061||Silver Dawn Fishing Ltd||Establishment of new supply chains through diversification of fishing company into processing and sales||South West||159,501||59,501||100,000|
|DSSS1087||Weyfish||Weyfish Infrastructure Development Scheme||South West||58,105||11,621||46,484|
|DSSS1069||Wild Harbour||Online Retail Fish Box Scheme||South West||4,136||–||4,136|
|DSSS1133||Murt’s Shellfish||Shellfish and fish processing unit||South West||33,217||–||33,217|
|DSSS1123||Sam Cole Food Ltd||Sam Cole Home Delivery||South east||50,030||25,015||25,015|
|DSSS1040||Yorwarth?s Fresh Fish||Yorwarths Fresh Fish||South East||46,000||–||46,000|
|DSSS1176||T24 Seven Ltd trading as Crab Shed Salcombe||Crab Processing Unit||South West||33,066||–||33,066|
|DSSS1049||Whitby Fish Sales Ltd||Supply of Fish to Domestic Market – Scarborough Harbour||Yorkshire & Humber||96,804||19,361||77,443|
|DSSS1167||Clifton Seafood Company Ltd||Project Orca||South West||50,000||–||50,000|
|DSSS1161||The Stickleback Fish Company||Fish 4 Home||South East||45,000||–||45,000|
|DSSS1066||Palatine Fishing||Building a commercially sustainable local supply chain through refrigerated transport and distribution||South West||25,100||5,020||20,080|
|DSSS1140||Severn & Wye Smokery Ltd||Home Delivery and Fish-With-Sides||South West||41,000||–||41,000|
|DSSS1135||Moorcroft Seafoods Ltd||Moorcroft Seafoods – Home Delivery, mail order||Yorkshire & Humber||80,793||40,397||40,396|
|DSSS1054||BLUESAIL FISH LTD||LOOE LIVE TANKS PROJECT||South West||85,989||15,000||70,989|
Source: Marine Management Organsiation