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Administrative Port: Newlyn
County: Cornwall
Population: 2015

Mevagissey is a village and fishing port in Cornwall, England. The village nestles in a small valley and faces east to Mevagissey Bay. The inner and outer harbours are busy with a mixture of pleasure vessels and working fishing boats, the remains of a once major industry. However, tourism has supplanted fishing as the dominant industry in recent years.[1]


Picture: Fishing boats moored in Mevagissey harbour (Author: GIFS Researcher Photography)

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Video: Mevagissey fisherman interview (2011). Interview with fishing skipper Peter in Mevagissey harbour

Background information
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 1 68
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 2 6
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 3
Fishing Fleet Vessels total 74 [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 Mevagissey FLAG
Governance and organisation FLAG Cornwall
Governance and organisation Location of fishermen's organisations Mevagissey Fishermen's Protection Organisation
Branding Brand labels Cornish Sardines
Fish as food Fish selling
Fish as food Fish processing
Fish as food Restaurants/hotels Wheelhouse Fish Restaurant and Guest House, West Quay, Mevagissey, Cornwall, PL26 6UJ
Tourism & Education Tourism & Fishing Fishing Trips: John Arthur Fishing
Tourism & Education Festivals -Mevagissey Fish Festival
Tourism & Education Fishing museums
Tourism & Education Aquariums Mevagissey Harbour Aquarium
Tourism & Education Monuments
Tourism&Education Fishing training School

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