This is a landmark episode for Fathom and the fishing industry. Appointed on 14th February 2020, Fisheries Minister Victoria Prentis MP was still new to the brief when the Covid-19 outbreak hit the UK, wreaking havoc with fishing supply chains and threatening fishing businesses. Last week, her Department announced a £10 million bespoke support package for the fishing industry - recognising many fishermen were falling through the gaps of the general, national grant and loan schemes announced by the Chancellor in response to the pandemic.
On this, our latest Rapid Response episode, Minister Prentis joins us in a one-of-a-kind interview to talk through that £9 million package. Quizzed by host Paul Trebilcock, she discusses:
Spoiler alert: the Minister agrees to be a repeat Fathom guest. If you’ve got questions you would like to put to her, please contact us on: @Fathom_Podcast and we’ll do our best to get you answers on air!
Stay safe and well,
The Fathom Team