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  • Posted on: 13 July 2015
  • By: patrick

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Crabbers' Wharf Development - a brief overview

Once the decades of debris from the scallop and crab fish has been cleaned up and the necessary permissions have been obtained, the Crabbers’ Wharf redevelopment will consist of three main elements:

  • The installation of a floating pontoon approximately 25 metres long by two metres wide allowing for the boarding, loading and unloading of small and medium sized boats to be carried out irrespective of the state of the tide.
  • New commercial Marine Business Units to replace the dilapidated ‘Copines’ crab and lobster processing plant which has stood redundant since the late 1990s. This new warehouse will provide up to 10 marine business units for use by local fishermen and crabbers. Several units are already reserved by a local company breeding lump fish for the salmon farming industry.
  • As part of the Crabbers' Wharf redevelopment, nine new purpose-designed holiday apartments will be built. They will have a nautical theme and be marketed through a local holiday letting agency. It is anticipated that each will be let, on average, 35 to 40 weeks a year and this will bring footfall and revenue to Castletown, as well as employment associated with cleaning and maintaining them.