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Administrative Port: Poole
County: Dorset
Population: 154718

Poole is a large coastal town and seaport in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England. It is also a renowned tourist resort, attracting visitors with its large natural harbour, history, and its award-winning beaches. The town has a busy commercial port with cross-Channel freight and passenger ferry services. The headquarters of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) are located in Poole, and the Royal Marines have a base in the town's harbour. Poole also has one of the largest registered fishing fleets in the UK despite the fact that the fleet is gradually declining.[1]


Picture: Fishing boats at Poole harbour (Author: Vince Bevan)

Background information
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 1 75
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 2 4
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 3
Fishing Fleet Vessels total 79 [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) 573
Landings Number of fishermen Number of fishermen (Part-time) 247
Landings Number of fishermen Number of fishermen Total 820 [3]
Landings Major fish species
Landings Landing points
Landings Location of auctions
Governance and organisation Governance -Marine Management Organisation (MMO), The Quay, Dorset, BH15 1HP
-Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA), 64 Ashley Road, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, BH14 9BN
Governance and organisation FLAG
Governance and organisation Location of fishermen's organisations Poole & District Fisherman's Association (PDFA)
Branding Brand labels
Fish as food Fish selling Fishmonger: Cove Shellfish, 12 Didcot Rd, Poole BH17 0GD
Fish as food Fish processing -Frank Greenslade Ltd, Fish Market, New Quay Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 4AF
-Coast Seafood (Retail) Ltd, Units 7-8, Pottery Business Park, 69-71 Ringwood Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0RG
Fish as food Restaurants/hotels Storm Fish Restaurant, 16 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BP
Tourism & Education Tourism & Fishing Fishing Trips: Trueblue Fishing, 25 Verity Crescent, Poole,Dorset, BH17 8TP -
Tourism & Education Festivals Poole Fun Fish 
Tourism & Education Fishing museums Poole Trail (Smart Phone App to access historical and cultural information on Poole)
Tourism & Education Aquariums
Tourism & Education Monuments
Tourism&Education Fishing training School

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