Justine Elliot and CatchaCrab co-owner Robert Eyre with a Crab.
Justine Elliot and CatchaCrab co-owner Robert Eyre with a Crab. John Gass

Catchacrab snares funding for tourism

Federal MP Justine Elliot has announced funding of $70,000 for The Birds Bay Oyster Farm Marine Environment Discovery Centre in Tweed Heads West under the Federal government's tourism quality grants.

The expansion and development of the marine centre will enhance the educational and interpretative value of the centre for tourists.

"Catchacrab is very well known and well established in the Singapore and Malaysia markets, we have been promoting to those markets for 20 years," Lee Eyre, co-owner of Catchacrab said.

The funding will be for the development of a discovery centre with more on-shore education about how to have a minimal impact on the environment.

"We wouldn't have been able to bring this dream come true without this assistance from the government," he said.

Tourism quality grants provide support to help tourism operators, many of whom are small businesses, to attract more visitors by ensuring products and experiences remain fresh, of a high standard, and support local economies and communities.



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