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Administrative Port: Newlyn
County: Cornwall
Population: 3094

Porthleven is a town and fishing port in Cornwall, England. It is the most southerly port on the island of Great Britain and was originally developed as a harbour of refuge, when this part of the Cornish coastline was recognised as a black spot for wrecks in days of sail. Fishing co-exists with tourism and both are important economies for Porthleven.[1]

Porthleven boats

Picture: Porthleven boats. Author: GIFS researchers

Porthleven video.jpg

Video: Historical Porthleven. "A poem by Roger Hosking about the history of the Cornish fishing village of Porthleven, with old photographs, and set to the music of 'I dreamed a dream'."

Background information
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 1 19
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 2 0
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 3
Fishing Fleet Vessels total 19 [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 Porthleven FLAG
Governance and organisation FLAG Cornwall
Governance and organisation Location of fishermen's organisations Porthleven Fishermen's Association
Branding Brand labels
Fish as food Fish selling Fishmonger: Quayside Fish, Portleven
Fish as food Fish processing Quayside Fish, Portleven
Fish as food Restaurants/hotels Quayside Fish, The Harbourside, Porthleven, Cornwall, TR13 9HJ
Tourism & Education Tourism & Fishing Fishing Trips: The Starfish, The Harbour, TR13 9JB Porthleven
Tourism & Education Festivals
Tourism & Education Fishing museums
Tourism & Education Aquariums
Tourism & Education Monuments
Tourism&Education Fishing training School

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