Over 200 Cornish children benefit from hands on experience of Cornwall's fishing sector
Monday, 28 November 2011 10:28

School children from across Cornwall have benefited from hands on experience of Cornwall's fishing industry over the last few months.
The Net to Plate project, sponsored by Cornwall's largest fish processor, Falfish, and the Cornish Fish Producers Organisation (CFPO), helped fund over 200 students from six Cornish schools to visit Newlyn, the heart of Cornwall's fishing industry, or be visited by representatives of Newlyn's fishing sector. The schools involved were: Bolitho School (Penzance); St Catherine's Church of England Primary school (Launceston); Newquay Tretherras School; Threemilestone School; Cape Cornwall School; and St Piran's School (Hayle).

The Net to Plate funded events, organised and coordinated by Seafood Cornwall Training, included a range of activities such as: visiting Newlyn Fish Market and harbour; climbing aboard and exploring the RNLI Penlee Lifeboat whilst learning about safety at sea; visiting W. Harvey's and Sons shellfish tanks where the students enjoyed looking at and touching all the different species of shellfish native to Cornwall; and a tour of the Fisheries Protection Vessel. Many of the visits finished with a tasty and sustainable fish and chip lunch on Newlyn Green or breakfast at the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen in Newlyn.

Funding for Fishermen's Safety Refresher Training
Thursday, 10 November 2011 12:44

Experienced fishermen who completed mandatory basic safety training courses more than three years ago, will be able to voluntarily attend new, updated training courses in sea survival, fire fighting, first aid and safety awareness free of charge, for a limited time.

Experienced fishermen holding a Safety Awareness certificate who can evidence that they have already attended basic safety training courses more than 3 years ago will be accepted for funded refresher safety training. Each course can be refreshed individually as it becomes 3 years old.

Visit our "Course Dates" page for scheduled courses.

3 Week Introduction to Fishing Course
Thursday, 10 November 2011 11:59

During the early part of 2012, Seafood Cornwall Training will be launching the new Seafish 3 Week Introduction to Fishing Course, aimed at new entrants to the fishing industry.

The course is designed to encourage new entrants into the fishing industry. It will ensure that new entrants are trained to a level higher than the minimum legal requirements, whilst equipping them with essential basic skills to begin working at sea, in a safe and useful manner.

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South West Handline Fishermen's Association

The administration of the South West Handline Fishermen’s Association is coordinated from our Newlyn office including memberships, tag orders and funding applications. Visit for more info.


Fishing For Litter South West
Seafood Cornwall Training Ltd. coordinates "Fishing For Litter South West", a three year project which aims to remove 200 tonnes of litter from the marine environment. For more information please visit


The Cornish Sardine Management Association is a group of Cornish fishermen and processors who came together in 2004 to agree common standards between themselves for catching, processing and marketing Cornish Sardines.

Duchy Fish Quota Co.

The Duchy Fish Quota Company was established in 2001 by members of the fishing industry who were extremely concerned at the trade in fish quota and the impact this is having on the Cornish fishing industry.