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MP says fishermen should get EU help after storms

A South West MEP is saying that fishermen who have lost equipment in the recent storms should apply to the EU for grants to replace it.

Julie Girling says there is a substantial amount of money available through the European Fishing Fund for those who've lost out financially because of the weather.

Julia Girling MP says fishermen should apply for EU grants to replace kit lost in the storms. Credit: ITV News West Country

Fishermen learn the trade

The first ever fishing training hub has opened at Newlyn in Cornwall. It's a training centre for fishermen across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. It means they have instant access to courses on things like first aid, fire fighting, and sea survival.

There are also refresher courses for fishermen who may have trained several decades ago.

The first ever fishing training hub has opened at Newlyn in Cornwall Credit: PA

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Two hundred year old cellar uncovered in St Ives

The uncovered former fishermen's cellar in St Ives. Credit: ITV Westcountry

A cellar used by St Ives fishermen two hundred years ago has been uncovered. The cellar was found by workmen renovating studios which front Porthmeor beach.

It's been buried under several feet of sand and was used for the local pilchard fishing industry which once thrived in the town.

The cellar's cobbled floor contains channels which were used to drain oil from the pilchards. Credit: ITV Westcountry

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