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Administrative Port: Newlyn
County: Cornwall
Population: 3536

Newlyn is a town in southwest Cornwall, and is the busiest fishing port on the British mainland. The natural protection afforded in Newlyn has enabled many local fishermen to use this area as a preferred landing site, and Newlyn's history has been strongly linked to its role as a major fishing port with Newlyn Harbour being first recorded in 1435 by the Bishop of Exeter. Today, fishing is still the primary economy in Newlyn, with the area being a major supplier of Cornish sardines.[1]


Picture: The fishing harbour of Newlyn (Author: GIFS Researcher Photography)

Background information
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 1 159
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 2 53
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 3
Fishing Fleet Vessels total 212 [2]
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) Demersal (tonnes) 6199
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) Pelagic (tonnes) 2064
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) Shellfish (tonnes) 2478
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) Main species (tonnes)
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) All species (tonnes) 10741
Landings Values Demersal 15128000£
Landings Values Pelagic 689000£
Landings Values Shellfish 4449000£
Landings Values All species 20267000£ [3]
Landings Number of fishermen Number of fishermen (Regular) 702
Landings Number of fishermen Number of fishermen (Part-time) 184
Landings Number of fishermen Number of fishermen Total 886 [3]
Landings Major fish species -sardines (Sardina pilchardus);
-anglers (Lophius piscatorius);
-sole (Solea solea);
-cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis)
Landings Landing points
Landings Location of auctions Newlyn Harbor fish market
Governance and organisation Governance Newlyn FLAG
Governance and organisation FLAG Cornwall
Governance and organisation Location of fishermen's organisations -The Cornish Fish Producers Organisation
-The Duchy Fish Quota Company
-South West Handline Fishermen’s Association
-Fishermen’s Mission, Ship Institute, North Pier, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 5JB
Branding Brand labels Cornish Sardines
Fish as food Fish selling Fish market, fish shops associated with processors (see Fish processing)
Fish as food Fish processing -The Pilchard Works
-Trelawney Fish
-Harvey & Sons, The Coombe, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 5HF UK
-Newlyn Fish Co
-Stevenson and Sons
Fish as food Restaurants/hotels -The Smugglers Restaurant/Hotel, 14 Fore Street, Newlyn
-Tolcarne Inn, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 5PR
Tourism & Education Tourism & Fishing
Tourism & Education Festivals Newlyn Fish Festival
Tourism & Education Fishing museums
Tourism & Education Aquariums
Tourism & Education Monuments Fishermen memorial
Tourism&Education Fishing training School Seafood Cornwall Training Ltd

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