Newlyn investment vital – George

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Local MP, Andrew George, will press the case for investment in Newlyn fish market during a meeting with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs tomorrow morning.

The Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP will be joined by George and the district inspector of the Marine Fisheries Agency (MFA), Justin Williams, for a tour of the market and its facilities.

The Harbour Commissioners and the Newlyn Fish Industry Forum resubmitted plans for the future of the fish market on July 31 for consideration by the MFA at the end of September.

George said: “I am very pleased that the Secretary of State has agreed to visit Newlyn. South of the Scottish border, Newlyn is the most important fishing port in the country and it is vital that the Fish Market receives investment to ensure that it regains and retains its dominant status in the decades ahead. We all want to see a sustainable fishing industry and plans for the future of the Fish Market must be sustainable too.”

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