Major Development For Fishing Industry at Lerwick Harbor

Posted by Joseph R. Fonseca
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Lerwick Harbor

 

The fishing industry will be the main beneficiary of the next major project in the continuing development of Lerwick Harbor where the construction of a large new jetty at Holmsgarth North is due to begin in the third quarter this year.

It will provide deeper berthing and more working area for the fishing fleet, while the outer arm of the L-shaped jetty will create a dock sheltering a planned new white fish market. The outer arm will also be suitable for offshore industry vessels.

Extending to over 630 metres, with ultimately 10 metres of water alongside, the Holmsgarth North project is scheduled for completion, at an estimated cost of £17 million, at end 2015.

It will be followed by the construction of the market, timetabled to start in early 2016 at Mair’s Quay.  The quay was completed last year and has already brought benefits to the fleet.  It will be the berthing area used for net repair and working with fishing gear during the construction of the large new jetty.

Sandra Laurenson, Lerwick Port Authority Chief Executive, said: “The commitment by the Port Authority to develop these next projects for the fishing industry will secure Lerwick as a leading fishing port in the UK and complement the excellent service provision for the fleet available here in Shetland.  The main economic driver for this community is the marine sector and by meeting the requirements for fish landings in the future, that economy can flourish.”

The positive approach by the Port Authority is underlined by increased fish landings. Latest figures, for the first quarter, show a total of 32,577 tonnes landed, valued at £33.14 million, up 40% on tonnage and 57% on value compared to the same period in 2013. 

LERWICK

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