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Administrative Port: Lowesoft
County: Essex
Population: 176008

Colchester is a historic town in Essex, England, and has been named as one of Britain's fastest growing towns. As the oldest recorded Roman town in Britain, Colchester is claimed to be the oldest town in Britain. It is situated 51.2 miles (82.4 km) northeast of London, and is seen as a popular town for commuters working in the capital.[1]

Images of Colchester
Video: British Pathé - The First Oysters 1927

Background information
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 1 1
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 2 0
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 3
Fishing Fleet Vessels total 1 [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
Governance and organisation FLAG
Governance and organisation Location of fishermen's organisations New Under Ten Fishermen's Association Ltd, Unit New Quay, Haven Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8HT
Branding Brand labels
Fish as food Fish selling Hughes' Fish, 53 Head St, Colchester, CO1 1NH
Fish as food Fish processing Direct Seafoods Colchester, 1 Crown Court, Severalls Industrial Estate, Colchester, Essex, CO4 9TZ
Fish as food Restaurants/hotels
Tourism & Education Tourism & Fishing
Tourism & Education Festivals The Colchester Oyster Festival
Tourism & Education Fishing museums
Tourism & Education Aquariums
Tourism & Education Monuments Colchester Town Hall Fisherman statue
Tourism&Education Fishing training School

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