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Monday 1 April 2024

Brexit benefit - a new era for the fish auction in Newlyn.

"Taking back control"

Newlyn Pier & Harbour Commissioners (NP&HC) and W Stevenson & Sons Limited (WS&S) have signed an agreement that both formalises and modernises the productive and long-standing relationship that has existed between them in Newlyn for decades.

head-on monk ready for auction

Monday, marks a significant moment in the history of the port of Newlyn as the UK’s premier quality fish auction. With Brexit benefits beginning to surface almost every day and following the new agreement, a decision has been made to adopt Imperial Measurements again; fish on the auction can now be sold in stones and pounds.

WS&S is now the exclusive auctioneer at Newlyn Fish Market for the seven-year duration of this concession agreement, which will not only ensure its continued investment in people and equipment, but also the continuance and further development of an efficient and well-managed fish auction at the Port.

“The long story of fish being sold at Newlyn continues with this new chapter,” explains Newlyn Pier & Harbour Commissioners’ Chairman, Rob Wing. “This new agreement between NP&HC and WS&S may have taken a long time to bring to fruition, but we are confident that it represents the best possible opportunity for all fishers that land their catch at Newlyn Fish Market.

megrims are one of the most landed fish on the market

“In these challenging times for the fishing industry, NP&HC and WS&S now have a formal shared purpose in supporting the catching, landing, buying and selling of prime quality fish in West Cornwall in the 21st century and for generations to come.”