This issue of Seachange includes a look at a pilot project we’ve carried out with the Welsh Government to simplify grant applications in Wales, a glimpse of port life in Hastings and news of a new Seafarers UK research project that focuses on managing on a fishing income.
Managing on a Fishing Income
Do you know fishing families who struggle to get by on the income they earn from fishing? Do you think something could be done to help fishing families to manage their money? If so, Seafarers UK want to hear from you!
Following on from Seafarers UK’s influential research on Fishing For a Future, Seafarers UK are now taking forward a new research project focused on how fishermen and their family manage on a fishing income.
On Wednesday 7 (9am-9pm) and Thursday 8 August (8am-12pm), Paul and Natasha - researchers from Liverpool John Moores University - will be at the Fishermen’s Mission in Newlyn to find out more about how fishing families cope with the peaks and troughs of living on a fishing income. If you would like to share your views and help inform this research, please call Paul Jones (Liverpool John Moores) on 07939 566552 or Keith Dickson (Fishermen's Mission) on 01736 363499.
This will be a discussion about living on a fishing income. You will not be asked about your personal financial situation or asked to reveal any personal financial information. Instead during the interview you will be discussing such issues as:
> the way people manage their finances
> the way that they make ends meet
> the way they save or borrow money
> the particular financial issues people face in the fishing industry
The 40 minute interview is totally confidential and you will not be quoted by name or identified in the research report. As a thank you for sharing your views, you will receive a £20 shopping voucher. This is not a payment for your time, just an expression of thanks by Seafarers UK for taking part in the research.
Making things simpler for Fishermen in Wales
The Welsh Government have now put a simplified costs scheme in place to reduce the application process for small scale coastal fishermen wanting to access European Maritime and fisheries Funds.
The Animateur team worked with the Welsh Government and Welsh fishermen throughout the winter of 2018/19 to develop a list of key items that will improve health, safety and catch quality for small scale fishers. The benefit of this is the reduced amount of application paperwork and processing time, which prior to the standardised scheme was over 12 months. Items that can be included in projects range from EPIRB's, life-rafts, non slip decking, lighting, PPE, net bins, as well as shore based adding value equipment such as ice machines, cold rooms and shipping containers for onshore gear storage.
The Animateur team will be delivering outreach work in Welsh fishing communities in the upcoming Autumn and Winter. For more information please complete an enquiry form on the Animateur website and see click here standardised costs eligible items.
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Each month we bring you a little glimpse of port life around the UK. THE MONTH WE VISIT HASTINGS.
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Fishmongers’ Company Visit Cornwall
In July Fishmongers’ Company, one of our funders, came down to Cornwall to learn about our work and how their support is helping us improve the safety and profitability of the industry.
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