Good Practice Short Story
“…being in the movie gave me confidence to talk about my work as a fisherman, and show other young people you can make it in the industry.
The series was enriched by an informative website, lively blogs and active social media detailing relevant local events, information and contacts. Two public screenings, held in 2015, gathered some 700 people and became key features of the Sea Ilfracombe festival and Bideford’s 'Fishtival' celebration. Fishermen featured in the short films took questions from an audience of artists, conservationists, families, enthusiasts, local politicians and fellow fishermen.
One of the films, entitled ‘A Life in the Day of a Young Fisherman’, illustrates the direct benefit of the project for fishermen. This film shows the hard work of Ben Bengey, an eighteen-year-old fisherman, who is out on the water from dawn until dusk to pay off the loan on his boat and still finds time to volunteer on the Ilfracombe lifeboat crew. Ben took the film to the Southbank Centre in London to help launch the Blue New Deal campaign for coastal communities and is now the Seafish 'the world is your oyster' ambassador - a campaign to get new recruits into the industry.
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|Private contribution||€7 694,79|
|Timeframe of implementation||From Mar 2014 to Oct 2015|
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