Cornwall

  • Relief at climbdown on Cornish seaweed farm

    Relief at climbdown on Cornish seaweed farm

    18th January 2024

    Inshore fishermen on the south coast of Cornwall have breathed a sigh of relief after applications for two seaweed farms were withdrawn, following a high-profile campaign that included a wide variety of maritime interests. The twin proposals to develop the…

  • Four Sons joins South West fleet

    Four Sons joins South West fleet

    5th October 2023

    The latest multi-purpose under-10m trawler built at the Cornish yard of C Toms & Son has been designed for inshore fishing with 4m beam gear. Owned and skippered by Derek Meredith, the vessel is named Four Sons BM 68. Its…

  • First Cornish sardines landed

    First Cornish sardines landed

    27th July 2023

    Mid-July saw several Cornish sardine fleet skippers make exploratory trips into Mount’s Bay. Aboard the ring-netter Lyonesse, Skipper Will Treneer was keen to pick up some early marks. Crew Tom Lambourn and Treeve Perry let go the ropes just after…

  • Groundbreaking grants for women in fisheries

    Groundbreaking grants for women in fisheries

    22nd February 2023

    The days of it being considered ‘bad luck’ for women to be aboard fishing boats is slipping from living memory. From Shetland and Orkney down to Cornwall, female leaders, vessel managers and fisheries scientists are a routine day to day…

  • Belgian beamer sinks off Cornwall

    Belgian beamer sinks off Cornwall

    20th February 2023

    A Belgian-registered, Dutch-owned beam trawler has sunk after hitting a rock off Penzance, reports Paul Scott. The 24m Sylvia Mary Z-525 is believed to have struck a rock off Land’s End shortly before 6pm on Tuesday, 14 February while heading…

  • Berried lobster landings cost Cornish firm £26k

    Berried lobster landings cost Cornish firm £26k

    24th January 2023

    A Cornish shellfish firm and the skipper of one of its vessels have been fined for offences relating to landing berried lobsters, reports Paul Scott. Rowse Fishing Ltd and Ben Rowse, the owner and skipper of the vivier potter Emma…

  • Brixham smashes record with £60m sales

    Brixham smashes record with £60m sales

    17th January 2023

    Brixham fishmarket saw a record-breaking £60.8m-worth of fish auctioned during 2022, reports Paul Scott. The amount smashes its previous record of £43.6m, set in 2021, and includes a first- ever £2m week for the market, recorded in September. Barry Young,…

  • SW ‘to lose over £2m’ from UK-EU deal

    SW ‘to lose over £2m’ from UK-EU deal

    9th January 2023

    The English South West fishing industry stands to lose over £2m-worth of fishing opportunities as a result of the UK-EU fishing agreement for 2023 on shared stocks, according to the Cornish FPO (CFPO). The PO says there has also been…

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