Posted on: 15th April 2019
The South East Area Fisheries Local Action Group (SEA FLAG) is pleased to announce that Marshall Engineering Services has been awarded grant assistance from the European Union and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs through Union Priority 4 of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.
Marshall Engineering Services provide vital engineering support and products to the local fishing industry. Through this investment, Marshall Engineering Services will purchase a telescopic handler enabling the business to become more efficient and attract a greater volume of work, including repair of propeller shafts and deck gear.
Welcoming the grant aid, Matthew Marshall, Owner commented,
“I am delighted to receive approval for funding from Union Priority 4 of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and I must thank the Fisheries Local Action Group for all their support throughout the application process. This investment would not have happened without them. It will enable us to continue to develop the business whilst providing a high quality service to the local fishing industry. I would encourage anyone with a project within the fishing dependent communities to contact SEA FLAG for more information on the process”.
SEA FLAG Chair, Aldermen Angus Carson stated,
“Funding like this is essential to the fishing dependent communities and I am pleased that grant aid has been secured by Marshall Engineering Services. Not only will it benefit this business but undoubtedly benefit local vessel owners.”
“The FLAG recognises it is essential that the local fleet have companies in the area, with the experience to support the ever-changing industry. They have become an integral part of the fishing community and their specialist services play an important role in keeping our fleet at sea, allowing for smooth, efficient and profitable performance.”
Pictured from Left to Right: Councillor Richard Smart (Mayor of Ards and North Down Borough Council), Matthew Marshall (Marshall Engineering Services), Alderman Angus Carson (SEA FLAG Chair & Ards and North Down Borough Council), Councillor Mark Murnin (Chairman Newry, Mourne and Down District Council).