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Administrative Port: Plymouth
County: Cornwall
Population: 5000

Looe is a small coastal town and busy fishing port in south-east Cornwall, England. Looe is divided in two by the River Looe, with East Looe and West Looe being connected by a bridge. The town is situated around a small harbour and along the steep-sided valley of the River Looe which flows between East and West Looe to the seabeside a sandy beach. Off shore to the west, opposite the stonier Hannafore beach, lies the picturesque St George's Island, commonly known as Looe Island. While Looe remains a fishing town, its main business is from tourism with much of the town occupied by hotels, guest houses and holiday homes.[1]


Picture: Fishing harbour of Looe (Author: GIFS Researcher Photography)

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Video:UK's oldest fisherman Bill Hocking from Looe, Cornwall (2010). "The oldest fishermen in the country celebrated 70 years of netting seafood despite never tasting his catch - because he doesn't eat FISH. Bill Hocking began fishing in May 1940 as 11-year-old boy and is still hauling lobster and crabs 70 years later"

Background information
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 1 31
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 2 10
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 3
Fishing Fleet Vessels total 41 [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 Looe Fish market
Governance and organisation Governance Looe FLAG
Governance and organisation FLAG Cornwall
Governance and organisation Location of fishermen's organisations Looe Fishermen's Protection Association
Branding Brand labels
Fish as food Fish selling -Auctions: Looe Fish Market
-Fish shop next to quay: Pengellys
Fish as food Fish processing -Simply Fish - Unit 4, New Granite Quay, East Looe Quay, East Looe, Cornwall, PL13 1DX
Fish as food Restaurants/hotels -The Old Sail Loft Restaurant, Quay St, Looe, Cornwall PL13 1AP
-Trawlers on the Quay, The Quay, Looe, Cornwall
-Squid Ink, Squid Ink Restaurant, Lower Chapel Street, Looe, PL13 1AT
-Smugglers Cottage Restaurant, Middle Market Street, Looe PL13 1AY
Tourism & Education Tourism & Fishing Fishing trips:
-Fishing Cornwall
-Typhoon Fishing Trips
Tourism & Education Festivals -Looe Festival by the Sea
-Looe Lugger Regatta
Tourism & Education Fishing museums Looe Museum
Tourism & Education Aquariums
Tourism & Education Monuments
Tourism&Education Fishing training School Quayside Community Centre

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