River Fal-Falmouth

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River Fal-Falmouth

Administrative Port: Newlyn
County: Cornwall
Population: 22686

The River Fal flows through Cornwall, England. Like most of its kind on the south coast of Cornwall and Devon, the Fal estuary is a classic ria, or drowned river valley. Falmouth is a town, civil parish and port on the River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall, England, and is where the River Fal enters the English Channel. Falmouth is famous for its harbour. Together with Carrick Roads, it forms the third deepest natural harbour in the world, and the deepest in Western Europe. While Falmouth's maritime activity has much declined from its heyday, the docks are still a major contributor to the town's economy. It is the largest port in Cornwall, and the bunkering of vessels and the transfer of cargoes also keep the port's facilities busy. The port is also popular with cruise ship operators.[1]


Picture: The fishing harbour of Falmouth (Author: GIFS Researcher Photography)

First Cornish Oyster Feast, Falmouth (1925)

Video: First Cornish Oyster Feast, Falmouth (1925).

Background information
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 1 28
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 2 5
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 3
Fishing Fleet Vessels total 33 [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 River Fal - Falmouth FLAG
Governance and organisation FLAG Cornwall
Governance and organisation Location of fishermen's organisations Falmouth Fishermen's Association
Branding Brand labels Fal Oysters
Fish as food Fish selling Fishmonger: Arwenack Fisheries, 29 Arwenack St, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3JE
Fish as food Fish processing Sou-West Seafoods, Unit 2 Ponsharden Industrial Estate, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2SG
Fish as food Restaurants/hotels Rick Stein's Fish, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3XA
Tourism & Education Tourism & Fishing Falmouth Fishing Trips, Custom House Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3JT
Tourism & Education Festivals -Falmouth Oyster Festival
-Oyster Gathering & Seafood Harvest
Tourism & Education Fishing museums [www.nmmc.co.uk National Maritime Museum Cornwall], Discovery Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3QY
Tourism & Education Aquariums Falmouth Aquarium, 23 Church St, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3EG
Tourism & Education Monuments
Tourism&Education Fishing training School

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