This FLAG funding enabled the Hastings Fishermens Protection Society to purchase bulldozers, in partnership with the fishermen to maintain the shingle beach levels so that they can launch and land their vessels. As the largest under 10 metre beach based fleet this is critical to the fleets survival.
“Follow the Herring”, brings together a national touring production of performance art ‘ Get up and tie your fingers’ and the ‘ Coat for a Boat’ exhibition created by the Customs House, South Shields and based on the role of women in the historic herring industry. “Follow the Herring” included a local community choir, the Herring Girls, alongside the professional actors, plus a parallel exhibition element involving knitting and ‘yarn bombing’ all held on the Stade.
A fantastic project to enable young people to learn new skills in woodwork and conservation. Working with Hastings own specialist boat builder and the fishermen three decommissioned fishing vessels will be conserved and transformed into Stade attractions.
The project is just about to start on its first vessel the 'Mandy Ann' and we hope to keep you up to date on week by week progress.
Rock a Nore Fish Smokers
Rock a Nore Fish Smokers is family run business specialising in local fish smoking. The FLAG project has part funded the expansion of this business into new premises and reequipped it with the latest equipment to ensure its ongoing success.
Hastings Fish Market Enterprises
To upgrade the fish market's physical infra-structure through the provision of the ability to isolate the market-hall to ensure HACCP licences can be maintained by key market users subject to them meeting the training, paperwork and process requirements laid down by the local authority.
This enabled the HFPS to purchase bulldozers for the fishermen to maintain the shingle beach levels so that they can launch and land their vessels.
Fishing Pathways is a fantastic opportunity for young people to learn about working with and in the Hastings Fishing industry.
They are developing and piloting a series of 8 week courses combining some classroom based learning delivered by fishermen and Stade based employers with connected work experience on the fishing beach and wider Stade area with places available for 24 young people.
A great project that really captured the essence of the fishermen and the fishing beach through painting and photography - and also be exhibited in the House of Commons in January 2014
Until the net flakers were funded under the FLAG programme many of the Hastings fishermen had to manually shoot, recover and fold up to three miles of fishnets! They now have something that will really improve their working conditions. An independent assessment carried out by Corporate and Public Safety Ltd. said “The installation of Net Flaking equipment will reduce or eliminate the likelihood of injury occurring and reduce the severity of injuries caused during this work activity.