FIVE new ventures backed by Almeria’s Levante Fishing Development Group will provide employment for seven people.
Requiring an investment of €670,000 the projects, based principally in Carboneras and Garrucha, will receive €583,000 funding.
Details of two schemes were recently announced by each town’s fishing guild. Carboneras will have a training, innovation and interaction centre.
The project will receive a 100 per cent subsidy of €278,251 from public funds and provide employment for one person.
The centre is a local response to the growing demand for instruction in navigation and the fishing industry, as well as languages, business management and tourism.
It is hoped that the centre can be of special interest to women, young people and immigrants, three collectives which currently find it difficult to enter the employment market.
The Garrucha centre will focus on the fishing industry with the aim of improving standards for seagoing workers and those linked to the sector.
Three more jobs will be available from ST Victoret, with a scheme for marketing homemade ice cream in Carboneras.
Alpaso Catering, specialising in takeaways based on traditional fishermen’s food and recipes, will provide employment for another three people.
Public funding of €19,400 is to be made available for setting up this business which requires a total of €32,333 and will be located in Garrucha’s municipal food market.