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
“The CEFAS Endeavour is a tangible and massive commitment to
Sustainable Development of our marine and coastal regions.”