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Grimsby Institute Team Up with Enterprise Ireland to Present Training Catch of the Day

One of the traditional centres for the fishing industry in Britain has announced a new partnership between the local Further Education institution and Enterprise Ireland in a bid to improve the technology and training involved.

The Grimsby Institute is one of the leading centres for training in the seafood technology sector, and has been actively developing a multitude of links with different organisations throughout the world in this area. The partnership involved has been designed to improve the strategic awareness of the senior managers within the seafood industry in Ireland, and has taken another step forward with the recent visit to Japan.


The trip, which saw representatives of Enterprise Ireland travel in the company of the Grimsby Institute’s deputy director of commercial development Lynton Perry, was organised so that key players in the alliance could meet representatives of the Japanese refrigeration and freezing specialist company ABI Company Limited. The meetings there saw Enterprise Ireland representatives explore the cutting edge CAS system for preservation before the signing of a memorandum of understanding at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

The Grimsby Institute joined the Enterprise Ireland in the visit, and have arranged for a demonstration suite of the cutting edge techniques being used by ABI Co. Ltd. to be set up and supported by the company. The memorandum of understanding that was signed will see the three organisations ensuring the ongoing product and technical support for those companies adopting CAS technology.

The Grimsby Institute have invested in this technology and the training demonstration as part of their ongoing commitment to remaining at the forefront of innovation in this area. The pilot implementation plan that will be rolled out in Ireland will see the Institute’s leading research refrigeration engineer participating in the installation process, and as such will continue the record of participation and development that the Institute is proud of.

Jethro Marsh

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