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SBFLAG PROJECT PROPOSALS AT 13th NOVEMBER 2018 1.

EMFF CORE FUND & SWANSEA BAY FLAG PROJECT PROPOSALS

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The following project proposals meet with the Swansea Bay FLAG themes, but not the criteria, however they are eligible under core EMFF and will go through the process of pre-approval by Welsh Government before submitting a full, online, application.

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Improvements at Porthcawl Harbour – The aim of this project is to improve the facilities at Porthcawl Harbour to allow commercial fishermen to land their catch safely by reducing the physical aspect of unloading boxes of fish to the quayside which can put huge physical demand on the skippers of each vessel. The proposal is to invest in a piece of powered machinery that will help transport the fishermen’s catch and to improve lighting on the pontoons whilst loading/unloading the boats. • • • • •

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Applicant: Bridgend Council (Porthcawl Harbour) EMFF Funding Rate: 100% Status: Pre-approval received. Project proceeding to full application. SBFLAG themes/objectives: Theme 1/Objective 5 Provision of support for trying out new processes or adding value to products to help small businesses/companies in the fishing industry to grow. Measure/Article: Union Priority 1 - Measure I.23: Article 43.1 and 3 (Fishing ports, landing sites, auction halls and shelters – investments improving fishing port and auction halls infrastructure or landing sites and shelters; investments to improve the safety of fishermen). Total Project Cost: £10,000

Safe grounding to harbour wall /Improvements to the outside gate at Porthcawl Harbour - Adjustment works to timber baulks outside of the lock gate at Porthcawl Marina to ensure vessels can safely tie up and go around. Providing a safe area for vessels to tie up safely to wait for the gates, undertake basic maintenance or tie up in the event of an emergency resulting in them missing the last entry through the gate. Commercial/leisure fishermen that wish to fish during the night will not be restricted by gate operating times extending the window of opportunity to catch fish. BCBC Harbourmaster to procure and instruct selected contractors upon satisfying the necessary criteria. Status: Awaiting application. • • • • •

Applicant: Bridgend Council (Porthcawl Harbour) EMFF Funding Rate: 100% Status: Waiting on applicant. To be submitted to Welsh Government for preapproval. SBFLAG themes/objectives: Theme 1/Objective 5 Provision of support for trying out new processes or adding value to products to help small businesses/companies in the fishing industry to grow Measure/Article: Union Priority 1 - Measure I.23: Article 43.1 and 3 (Fishing ports, landing sites, auction halls and shelters – investments improving


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fishing port and auction halls infrastructure or landing sites and shelters; investments to improve the safety of fishermen). Total Project Cost: £12,000

Spot Lights/CCTV for Burry Port Harbour - Required for poles on entering the harbour. Status: Awaiting full application. • • • •

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Applicant: Carmarthenshire Council (Burry Port Harbour) EMFF Funding Rate: 100% Status: Waiting on application. Measure/Article EMFF Union Priority 1, Measure I.23: Article 43.1 and 3 (Fishing ports, landing sites, auction halls and shelters – investments improving fishing port and auction halls infrastructure or landing sites and shelters; investments to improve the safety of fishermen). SBFLAG themes/objectives: Theme 1/Objective 5 Provision of support for trying out new processes or adding value to products to help small businesses/companies in the fishing industry to grow Total Project Cost: £10,000

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Projects approved by Swansea Bay FLAG Membership:

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Burry Port Seafood Festival – to hold a large 2-day seafood festival promoting the many different options around cooking fish with cook off demonstrations. Local suppliers will be attending to promote seafood and local businesses. Funding via FLAG and will need to apply to the Food and Drink fund. Status: Festival postponed until next year. • • • • •

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Applicant: Carmarthenshire Council (Burry Port Harbour) EMFF Funding Rate: 100% Status: Approved by SBFLAG. Joint application with another fund. FLAG Theme 1/Objective 11: Support for the promotion of cultural heritage, aquaculture and maritime interests Total Project Cost: £9,000 – SBFLAG funding maximum £2,000

Assessment of the Oyster Stock/Population - Carrying out some research on the site to assess how successful the oysters are at providing wider ecosystem services such as water cleaning and biodiversity gains. There are still questions outstanding how best to undertake restoration to have maximum impact on both environment and on commercial viably e.g. increasing survival. Status: Waiting on applicant. • • • •

Applicant: Salacia Marine, Dr Andy Woolmer SBFLAG Theme 3/Objective 9: Making the most of the local natural environment Procurement Total Project Cost: £5,000


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Mount 2 Large TV Screens for Public View in Mumbles - Mumbles Development Trust (MDT) SBFLAG electronic information display project. The objective of the project is to mount two large information TV screens for public view in Mumbles to provide multiple information primarily committed to promoting local seafood catches, what fish stocks are local, tidal information, the heritage of local inshore fishing, community activities and the work of FLAG internationally. Status: Application to be amended before being submitted to FLAG for approval. • • • • •

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NEW MVT Clean River – the aim is to help keep the River Tawe and beach area clear of unwanted plastic debris and other rubbish. This will be a great benefit to the local environment and also to the residents of Swansea as well as wildlife. The members of the Swansea MVS and additional volunteers would ensure that the project is managed on a weekly basis and collection and disposal of the plastic waste regularly completed. Status: Proposal in development with Stuart Thomas and MVS. • • • • •

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Applicant: Paul Joseph & Tom Pendrick of MVS SBFLAG Theme 3/Objective 9 - Making the most of the local natural environment Status: in development FLAG Funding Rate: 75% tbc Total Project Cost: tbc

NEW Removal of Rocks at end of slipway Knab Rock - This is a proposal to remove the build-up of rocks from the end of the slipway at Knab Rock which is currently damaging fishing vessels. Stuart Thomas of NRW and SBFLAG Animateur working with Jamie Rewbridge (Leisure) to secure funding to pay for the Marine License and remove the rocks. • • • •

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Applicant: Terry Scales (Mumbles Development Trust) Status: waiting on applicant. SBFLAG Theme 3/Objective 10 - Sustainable and balanced development of the heritage and tourism aspects of the coastline. SBFLAG Funding Rate: 75% tbc. Total Project Cost: £12,200

Applicant: Swansea Council SBFLAG Theme 3/Objective 9 - Making the most of the local natural environment FLAG Funding Rate: 100% Total Project Cost: £2,000 approx.

NEW History of local fishing and marine plastic awareness - Environmental, educational and sustainable project exploring the local history of fishing industry. Linking the curriculum and fishing, this project will involve both local


schools and local fishermen to promote maritime interests and culture, as well as encouraging future generations to engage with their natural environment. It will educate both groups about plastics in the marine environment and how this impacts the fishing industry and marine fauna. • • • • • 2.7

NEW Oyster Pilot Study at Burry inlet – Feasibility study on the native Oyster. Pilot study to see if it will thrive in the Burry inlet with a view to having a shellfish farm on the site if the pilot study proves to be successful. • • •

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Applicant: Sara Holden (Local Artist) Status: SBFLAG members have asked for it to be re-scoped before resubmitting. SBFLAG Theme 1/Objective 2 - Achieve better links with schools and colleges to encourage young people to help develop the sector FLAG Funding Rate: % TBC Total Project Cost: £50,000 (tbc)

Applicant: Robert Griffiths (Fisherman) SBFLAG Theme 3/Objective 9: Making the most of the local natural environment Total Project Cost: TBC

NEW Fower Shellfish SA1 – Have recently taken over Thomas Shellfish in Swansea Marina. Have plans to develop the site and expand, including changes to the infrastructure, equipment etc. The business will be farming mussels, growing lumpfish and experimenting in other areas to develop the shellfish industry. • • • •

Applicant: Fower Shellfish Status: waiting on applicant to complete any application/s. SBFLAG Theme /Objective tbc Total Project Cost: TBC

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Future Applications

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Oyster Bay Festival, Mumbles - This 4 day festival is a celebration of the heritage of the Mumbles Oyster and inshore fisheries of Mumbles, Gower and Swansea Bay. The event will take place at Southend Gardens, Mumbles and will include an Oyster Bar, Cooking Demonstrations, Local Produce Market, Educational Workshops and much more. Status: The applicant wishes to apply for funding for 2 years commencing 2019. Status: Mumbles Community Council will be looking for funding for 2019. • • • •

Applicant: Mumbles Development Trust FLAG Funding Rate: 75% tbc SBFLAG Theme 4/Objective: 11 Support for the promotion of cultural heritage, aquaculture and maritime interests Total Project Cost: £2,000

SBFLAG Project proposals at 13th November 2018  
SBFLAG Project proposals at 13th November 2018