Grimsby wins millions for seafood infrastructure
Businesses in Grimsby have secured a share of £20m under the government’s UK Seafood Fund Infrastructure scheme, which aims to to modernise and update infrastructure across the seafood supply chain.
The £5m boost will see Grimsby’s cold storage capacity increased by 20%.
A further £2 million has been allocated to other projects in the town, but details have yet to be released.
It is hoped the funds will contribute to an increase in production capacity and create a number of new jobs.
Fisheries Minister Mark Spencer visited Grimsby earlier this week for a tour of the HSH Coldstores site.
He said: “Fishing communities are an important part of the UK’s heritage and they make a valuable contribution to our economy, so we are backing them with funds to boost growth and opportunities across the industry.
“This funding will ensure seafood businesses throughout the supply chain are well-equipped to keep pace with increasing demand at home and abroad, boosting production and sustainability and building a resilient sector for the future.”