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Fishing industry in England

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Fishing industry in England

The fishing industry in England covers the fish processing industry and fishing trawler companies that fish around England.


  • Geographical spread of ports 1
  • History 2
  • Fish processing 3
  • Organisations 4
    • Regulation 4.1
    • Industry organisations 4.2
  • See also 5
  • External links 6

Geographical spread of ports

Important English seafishing ports include:


The fishing industry in England was much larger than it is today. EU quotas have limited the amount of catch than can be brought ashore, in accordance with the Common Fisheries Policy.

Fish processing

Fish processing companies are based in Grimsby (Young's Bluecrest), Whitby (Whitby Seafoods) and Lowestoft (Birds Eye).



The Marine and Fisheries Agency controls the sea fisheries legislation in England and Wales.

Industry organisations

The National Fishing Heritage Centre in Grimsby displays how the fishing industry in England once was. also in Grimsby is the Sea Fish Industry Authority (SeaFish) which promotes the consumption of fish, and conducts research for the fishing and fish-processing industry.

The Fishermen's Mission is a Christian charity supporting fishermen and their families within the UK.

See also

External links

  • UK fishing industry at National Statistics
  • Fishing News

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