Starting out under damp, dark skies or the crisp morning sun, Cornish fishermen go out to sea year-round, on everything from cove boats to trawlers, to bring us back the freshest and most seasonal catch.
Fishing is entwined in Cornwall’s roots; our culture, history, and traditions have been shaped by life at sea. Generations of families can be found on our boats, with young sons and daughters going out with their parents and grandfathers to learn the ropes and get ready to take on the business in the future. As primary food producers, fishermen have a huge responsibility both in supplying seafood across the nation and as stewards of the ocean. Cornish fishermen work with scientists to ensure sustainability is at the heart of their methods; helping to secure not only fish stocks for the future, but a future for the livelihoods of the industry’s next generation.
Andrew Stevens is a shellfisherman from Newlyn, working solo on his little Cygnus 19 to bring fresh lobsters back to port.
Brett Jose spends half of the month skippering a vessel at offshore wind farms, and the other half on his fishing boat back in his home of Cadgwith.
We talk to Andrew Pascoe; Cornish fisherman and member of the CFPO about office views, sustainability, and the role of science in fishing.
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