Newlyn is one of the largest fishing port in the UK and is the first 24/7 harbour available to boats fishing the Southwest Atlantic waters.
The new Newlyn Pier and Harbour Commissioners have been appointed to supervise the development and running of the port and fish market in the interests of the fishing industry and the broader Newlyn community. The Commissioners have been offered substantial funds to support a new fish market from the European Union Fisheries Fund and the European Union Regional Development Fund to help regenerate Newlyn as a port and town. Important decisions now need to be made regarding this funding, the proposed developments and the additional funding required and the new Harbour Commissioners Board are determined to consider the shipping industry and related industry and the local community in their discussions.
The Penzance Harbour Users Association exists to give its members a collective voice. At a time when there is the potential for lots of change in the harbour area it is more important than ever that the people who use the harbour for business and pleasure have representation. The association has monthly meetings up to date issues are discussed and members get a chance to meet on a social basis. These meetings can involve illustrated talks on a variety of topics, by visiting speakers and harbour users. If you are new to the harbour it offers the opportunity to meet other boat users and to keep abreast of current developments.