Kay Brown, teacher at Sandgate School, said the students would never have had the opportunity to go fishing without the help if the local fisherman.
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Scottish Secretary David Mundell is to meet with key figures as efforts to save the closure-threatened Pinneys seafood factory continue.
Scottish Parliament has been warned that the closure of Pinneys factory would be an 'economic tsunami' for Annan.
The initiative, which offers an alternative to prison, has been trialled in Dumfries and Galloway.