Fishing in Cornwall

Seafood CornwallThe variety of seafood landed in Cornwall is staggering. From bass, brill and haddock to crab, squid and scallops, there’s certainly plenty of choice - 40 different species arrive on our shores every day and of that 40, only 12 are subject to quotas. Sustainability is key to the Cornish fishing industry, so you’ll be pleased to know that 10 species on the Marine Conservation Society’s ‘Good Fish List’ are caught and landed in Cornwall on a daily basis.

Fishing has always been integral to the Cornish way of life; today the industry provides thousands of jobs and millions of pounds for the local economy. Cornwall has 326 miles of coastline and 49 ports; huge fishing fleet sets sail from the Cornish coast every day, with vessels ranging from 5 to 40 metres. To protect this vital industry, our fishermen are at the forefront of a revolution, working hand-in-hand with scientists to secure a sustainable future.

Seafood Cornwall collaborates with the fishermen, harbour authorities and fish merchants so that every fish landed is of the highest standard possible. Our quality advisors conduct inspections on board vessels, at fish markets and in processing factories. Seafood Cornwall Quality Awards are only awarded to those boats and fish merchants landing and handling the best quality fish.

With Seafood Cornwall, you can be sure that that fish on your plate is fresh and natural.

Contact us

Seafood Cornwall

50 The Strand
Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall
TR18 5HW
Tel. 01736 364324

Cornish Fish Producers Organisation
The Cornish Fish Producers Organisation began in 1976 as a non-profit making co-operative, and today consists of 210 fishing vessel-owning members from all over Cornwall.
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Supporting the local fishermen and keeping fish quotas within Cornwall
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We are a group of fishermen who are passionate about the fish we catch and how we catch it and have developed this website and tagging scheme to provide guaranteed ‘hook to plate’ traceability.
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Cornish fishermen and processors who came together in 2004 to agree common standards between themselves for catching, processing and marketing Cornish Sardines.