Our Aims

To manage fishing opportunities (including quota and Kw/days) on behalf of our members, ensuring the core objectives of profitability and sustainability are at the heart of our management strategies.

To promote our members’ produce and aim to increase the unit value of our members’ catches by researching new market opportunities and markets.

To minimise the discarding of unwanted catches and to maximise profitability by offering well-informed advice and guidance to our members.

To represent the collective views and opinions of our members at local, national and international level on all matters effecting them.

About Us

The Cornish Fish Producers’ Organisation was established in 1975 by local fishermen from Cornwall. Today we are proud to represent our members from all over Cornwall and beyond who make up one of the most sustainable and diverse fishing fleets in Europe.

Our members’ vessels range in size from open single-handed cove boats of around 5-metres in length to large (24 metre plus) beam trawlers and almost everything in-between.

The diversity in species landed (regularly well over 40 species on any given day!) is reflected in the gears and methods we use to catch them including demersal-trawling, beam-trawling, gill-netting, tangle & trammel netting, potting, scallop dredging, ring netting, longlining and hand-lining.

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“This recognised qualification will be a mark of excellence for the next generation" says vessel owner & CFPO member Anthony Hosking about our newly approved #fishing apprenticeship, which is paving the way for young people pursuing a career at sea 👉 https://buff.ly/3zQzxL8

Did you catch @SCTNewlyn’s latest newsletter? New autumn training dates, plus the launch of their marine accidents survey, which is part of a campaign to remove barriers for #fishermen reporting accidents at sea. More info 👉 https://buff.ly/37JIFm6

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Member Benefits

High level representation

CFPO members will be represented at meetings regionally, nationally and internationally

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Get the best price for your catch

Members will receive support in marketing and promotion of fish, fishermen and fishing industry reputation.

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Your first call for all fishing related matters

Our professional and experienced staff will make sure every CFPO member receives the latest advice on all quota related issues.

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Access to the latest support and training

Get targeted support for safety equipment and training through the NFFO Training Trust Fund.

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Open door policy

Members are encouraged to the contact CFPO office or Chief Executive at any time (in person, in writing, by telephone, by email or via social media) to raise concerns, suggest items for consideration at meetings, or ask any questions about policy or management.

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Our Fishermen

We would like to say a big thank you to ©Larry Hartwell, ©Tony Fitzsimmons and ©Rick Davy for the donating their remarkable images to the website. Click on their names to explore their websites.