A VILLAGE'S fish farming project is moving to Wakefield.
The Able Project was set up by the Green Business Network four years ago at the Lepton Equestrian Centre.
Now it is moving to a 34-acre former rubbish tip in the Calder Valley, right next to Wakefield city centre.
Terry Rutter, manager of the Able Project, said: "This year we have just started setting up the new site.
"It will mean an 10-fold expansion in terms of fish- holding capacity, plus a major redevelopment of the land.
"We should be up and running within the next few months."
The Able Project involves recycling waste, such as cardboard, by using worms to break it down into compost.
These worms are then fed to Siberian sturgeon, which are then sold for human consumption or kept until they are mature enough to produce caviar.
The Able Project uses disadvantaged young people - such as those involved with drugs or crime- to work at the fish farm.
Young people are also employed by the Pennine Magpie group in Halifax and Vocational Enterprises in Huddersfield, which are the organisations involved in collecting, processing and distributing the cardboard.
The idea of the Able Project is to provide the youngsters with training and work opportunities.
So far, seven trainees have benefited from full-time employment for 12 months.
During that time they have gained work experience and had the chance to work towards vocational qualifications.
More than 30 people on community punishment schemes also worked on the project last year.
The Able Project is paid for by the Green Business Network, East Wakefield Primary Care Trust, Wakefield Drugs Action Team, national drug treatment agency Turning Point, Community Services in Wakefield, the Lifeline drug agency, West Yorkshire Probation Service and Yorkshire Water.