New Research Vessel Is Named –

New Research Vessel Is Named European Fish Trader Published:  20 June, 2003

THE new state-of-the-art research ship CEFAS Endeavour has been named

at a ceremony in Lowestoft today attended by the newly appointed UK Fisheries Minister Ben Bradshaw.

The #24 million 73 metre vessel has been built for the Centre for

Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS ) at Lowestoft

and arrived there on March 31 this year.

The ship was named by Dr Lindsay Murray, Science Area Head for

Environmental Management at CEFAS’ Burnham-on-Crouch Laboratory, and

wife of CEFAS Chief Executive Dr Peter Greig-Smith. Defra Secretary

of State Margaret Beckett had intended to name the vessel, but was

delayed at the Agriculture Council in Luxembourg.

Mr Bradshaw said: “We are fully committed to sustainable development

within the UK, Europe and globally.

“The UK took a leading role in the World Summit on Sustainable

Development, and of particular relevance today – especially in the

Oceans area of the WSSD.

“At the recent Environment for Europe Conference, Defra Secretary of

State Margaret Beckett signed protocols which will help improve the

European environment.

“The CEFAS Endeavour is a tangible and massive commitment to

Sustainable Development of our marine and coastal regions.”