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Administrative Port: Lowestoft
County: Suffolk
Population: 58560

Lowestoft is a town in the English county of Suffolk. The town is on the North Sea coast and is the most easterly point of the United Kingdom, located 110 miles (177 km) north-east of London. Some of the earliest evidence of settlement in Britain have been found in Lowestoft and the town has a long history. It is a port town which developed due to the fishing industry, and a traditional seaside resort. It has wide, sandy beaches, two piers and a number of other tourist attractions. Whilst its fisheries have declined, the development of oil and gas exploitation in the southern North Sea in the 1960s led to the development of the town. This role has since declined and the town has begun to develop as a centre of the renewable energy industry within the East of England.[1]

Images of Lowestoft
Lowestoft video.jpg
Video: The Harvest Of The Sea, Lowestoft (1933)

Background information
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 1 29
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 2 6
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 3
Fishing Fleet Vessels total 35 [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) 512
Landings Number of fishermen Number of fishermen (Part-time) 6
Landings Number of fishermen Number of fishermen Total 518 [3]
Landings Major fish species
Landings Landing points
Landings Location of auctions Lowestoft fish auction
Governance and organisation Governance -Marine Management Organisation (MMO), Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0HT
-Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0HT
Governance and organisation FLAG
Governance and organisation Location of fishermen's organisations Lowestoft Fish Producers’ Organisation, 10 Waveney Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 1BN
Branding Brand labels
Fish as food Fish selling Fishmonger: World of Fish, 6 Cooke Road, South Lowestoft Industrial Estate, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 7NA
Fish as food Fish processing -William Masterson & Son Ltd, 11 Herring Market, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1BY
-B F P Fish Selling Co, 23 Herring Market, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 1BZ
-L & G Roberts, Battery Green Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1DQ
Fish as food Restaurants/hotels The Third Crossing Restaurant, Haven Marina, School Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 9NB
Tourism & Education Tourism & Fishing Cleveland Princess Fishing Trips
Tourism & Education Festivals
Tourism & Education Fishing museums Lowestoft Maritime Museum, Sparrows Nest Gardens, Whapload Road, Lowestoft, NR32 1XG
Tourism & Education Aquariums
Tourism & Education Monuments -Sailors & Fishermans Bethel, Battery Green Road, Lowestoft, NR32 1DL
-Fishermen's Memorial, St Margarets Church, 147 Hollingsworth Rd, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 4BW
Tourism&Education Fishing training School Lowestoft College, St Peter's Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 2NB

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