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Administrative Port: Newlyn
County: Cornwall

Cadgwith is a village and fishing port located in south-west Cornwall, England, on what is known as the Lizard peninsula. From the 16th century, the village became inhabited, with fishing as the main occupation. Subsequently houses, lofts and cellars constructed of local stone and slated roofs were built along Cadgwith’s coast leading to its characteristic fishing village appearance. Cadgwith had a significant Pilchard fishery up until the 1950s, however over-fishing meant this fishery became unviable. While fishing is still important to the economy today with fishermen hauling their boats up on the working beach, tourism is the main source of income for Cadgwith with it being a popular summer holiday destination.[1]


Picture: Fishing boats on the working beach of Cadgwith (Author: GIFS Researcher Photography)


Video: Fishing with a Cadgwith Skipper

Background information
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 1 101
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 2 0
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 3
Fishing Fleet Vessels total 10 [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 Cadgwith FLAG
Governance and organisation FLAG Cornwall
Governance and organisation Location of fishermen's organisations
Branding Brand labels
Fish as food Fish selling Fish mongers
Fish as food Fish processing Cadgwith Cove Crab The Steamers House, Cadgwith Cove, Cornwall, TR12 7JX
Fish as food Restaurants/hotels
Tourism & Education Tourism & Fishing Fishing/lobster pot hauling trip Nigel Legge - The Forge, Church Cove, The Lizard, Cornwall. TR12 7PQ
Tourism & Education Festivals Cadgwith Fishing Festival
Tourism & Education Fishing museums
Tourism & Education Aquariums
Tourism & Education Monuments
Tourism&Education Fishing training School

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