Solway Firth Partnership’s Out of the Blue project has been enabled by support from the European Fisheries Fund and Dumfries and Galloway Council and aims to:
- support economic development including strengthening the link between local seafood and tourism;
- promote the high quality of local seafood, improve knowledge of availability and develop greater confidence in preparation and use;
- improve confidence in sustainability by supporting and promoting responsible fishery management measures;
- raise awareness and understanding of the part that sea fisheries play in the culture, heritage and economy of the region.
Integral to achieving these objectives is the creation of a range of promotional material including interpretation at harbours, a touring exhibition, a website and a variety of publications.