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Administrative Port: Poole
County: Dorset
Population: 52.323

Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Fishing and trading employ fewer people in the area since their peak in earlier centuries, but tourism has continuously increased its presence in the town since the 18th century and is now the primary industry. The town is a gateway situated halfway along the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site on the Dorset and east Devon coast, important for its geology and landforms. Weymouth Harbour is also home to cross-channel ferries, pleasure boats and private yachts.[1]


Picture: Weymouth harbour (Author: GIFS Researcher Photography)

Background information
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 1 49
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 2 5
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 3
Fishing Fleet Vessels total 54 [2]
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) Demersal (tonnes)
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) Pelagic (tonnes)
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) Shellfish (tonnes)
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) Main species (tonnes)
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) All species (tonnes)
Landings Values Demersal
Landings Values Pelagic
Landings Values Shellfish
Landings Values All species
Landings Number of fishermen Number of fishermen (Regular)
Landings Number of fishermen Number of fishermen (Part-time)
Landings Number of fishermen Number of fishermen Total
Landings Major fish species
Landings Landing points
Landings Location of auctions
Governance and organisation Governance Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), The Nothe, Barrack Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8UB
Governance and organisation FLAG
Governance and organisation Location of fishermen's organisations -Dorset Handline Fishermans Association (DHFA), Weymouth
-Weymouth and Portland Licensed Fishermen’s and Boatmen's Association
Branding Brand labels
Fish as food Fish selling Fishmonger: Fish Box Dorset Ltd, 8a Cambridge Road, Weymouth, DT4 9TJ
Fish as food Fish processing Weyfish Ltd, The Old Fish Market, Custom House Quay, Weymouth, DT4 8BE
Fish as food Restaurants/hotels Fish ‘n’ Fritz, 9 Market Street, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8DD
Tourism & Education Tourism & Fishing Fishing Trips: The Amarisa, North Quay Pontoon, Commercial Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8AQ
Tourism & Education Festivals Dorset Seafood Festival 2014
Tourism & Education Fishing museums
Tourism & Education Aquariums Weymouth Sealife Park, Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 7SX
Tourism & Education Monuments
Tourism&Education Fishing training School

Vessel type 1: <10 m vessels
Vessel type 2: >10 m vessels