Great Yarmouth

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Great Yarmouth

Administrative Port: Lowesoft
County: Norfolk
Population: 70234

Great Yarmouth, often known to locals as Yarmouth, is a coastal town in Norfolk, England. It is located at the mouth of the River Yare, 20 miles (32 km) east of Norwich. It has been a seaside resort since 1760, and is the gateway from the Norfolk Broads to the North Sea. For hundreds of years it was a major fishing port, depending mainly on the herring fishery, but its fishing industry suffered a steep decline in the second half of the 20th century, and has now all but disappeared. The discovery of oil in the North Sea in the 1960s led to a flourishing oil rig supply industry, and today it services offshore natural gas rigs. More recently, the development of renewable energy sources, especially offshore wind power, has created further opportunities for support services. A wind farm of 30 generators is within sight of the town on the Scroby Sands.[1]

Images of Great Yarmouth
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Video: The Herring Are In! (Great Yarmouth - 1933)

Background information
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 1 27
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 2 1
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 3
Fishing Fleet Vessels total 28 [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 Great Yarmouth and District Inshore Fishermen's


Branding Brand labels
Fish as food Fish selling Burdens Wet Fish Ltd, 59 Bells Rd, Great Yarmouth, NR31 6AG
Fish as food Fish processing A.C.P Fishmongers, Fenner Rd, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3PS
Fish as food Restaurants/hotels The Seafood Restaurant, 85 North Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1JF
Tourism & Education Tourism & Fishing Norfolk Fishing Trips
Tourism & Education Festivals
Tourism & Education Fishing museums Time and Tide, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30
Tourism & Education Aquariums SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3AH
Tourism & Education Monuments
Tourism&Education Fishing training School

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