Kings Lynn

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Kings Lynn

Administrative Port: Grimsby
County: Norfolk
Population: 46,093

King's Lynn is a sea port and market town in the county of Norfolk in the East of England. It is situated 97 miles (156 km) north of London. King's Lynn has always been a centre for the fishing and seafood industry (especially inshore prawns, shrimps and cockles). There have also been glass-making and small-scale engineering works (many fairground and steam engines were built here), and today, it is still the location for much agricultural-related industry including food processing.[1]

Kings Lynn

Picture: Fishing boats of Kings Lynn (Author: GIFS Researcher Photography)

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Video: Kings Lynn Shrimp boat (1960's). "Men on board a small commercial fishing boat from Kings Lynn are seen cleaning and boiling shrimps, using traditional equipment that has clearly seen long use."

Background information
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 1 6
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 2 17
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 3
Fishing Fleet Vessels total 23 [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 Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA), 6 North Lynn Business Village, Bergen Way, King's Lynn, Norfolk PE30 2JG
Governance and organisation FLAG
Governance and organisation Location of fishermen's organisations King's Lynn Fishing Industry Co-Operative, Trues Yard, North Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1QW
Branding Brand labels
Fish as food Fish selling Fishmonger: Donaldsons, Austin Fields, King's Lynn, Norfolk PE30 1PH
Fish as food Fish processing Cole's of King's Lynn, Unit 15–19, East Coast Business Park, Clenchwarton Road, West Lynn, King's Lynn, Norfolk PE34 3LW
Fish as food Restaurants/hotels
Tourism & Education Tourism & Fishing
Tourism & Education Festivals
Tourism & Education Fishing museums -True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum, North Street, Kings Lynn, PE30 1QW
-The King's Lynn Maritime Trail
Tourism & Education Aquariums
Tourism & Education Monuments The Beautiful Star - memorial to eight Scottish Fishermen who drowned on the Norfolk Coast in the November Gale, 1875
Tourism&Education Fishing training School

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