Hastings folk give their backing to ‘Hastings Fish’

There’s overwhelming local support for plans to promote ‘Hastings Fish’ as something a bit special. Yesterday morning Hastings In Focus received a press release from Hastings Borough Council (HBC) which is launching its ‘Hastings Fish’ brand at this weekend’s Seafood and Wine festival and it rightly wanted to shout about it. We wrote up the […]

New ‘Hastings Fish’ brand launches this weekend at Seafood and Wine festival

You’ll find it difficult to miss the fact that there’s a new fish brand on the streets this weekend when the Seafood and Wine Festival gets underway on Saturday. ‘Hastings Fish’ is the new brand designed to promote fish caught locally and if you buy some Hastings fish this weekend you’ll get a voucher for a […]

It’s vital that fishermen are part of shaping their future says MP

It’s essential that local fisherman play a part in determining the future shape of their industry according to local MP Amber Rudd. She was speaking after a meeting in Hastings yesterday afternoon attended by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, who sat down with local fisherman and tried to allay some of the fears they had over […]

Funding the future of fishing – FLAGging the way to sustainability

There’s almost £1m to be pumped into the Hastings fishing industry to ensure it’s sustainable and environmentally sound. Hastings Borough Council (HBC) has been successful in securing £800,000 of European union cash through the European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) to set up a Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) programme that runs through until 2020. The […]

Sustainable and a premium product – that’s Hastings caught fish

A big new fish brand will be launched at this year’s Seafood and Wine festival in September and it will be a unique brand for Hastings caught fish. Hastings Borough Council (HBC) is developing the brand ‘Hastings Fish’ for catches landed by Hastings mixed fishery. HBC secured grant funding for Hastings Fisheries Local Action Group […]

European investment to help local fishing industry

Up to £1m is being made available to the local fishing industry from the EU in the form of grants from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. The cash is intended for projects that support the local fishery and follows on from a previous round of funding called Fisheries Local Action Groups or FLAG 1 that […]