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Newlyn Fish Market and W Stevenson & Sons/Ocean Fish

Newlyn Fish Market and W Stevenson & Sons/Ocean Fish

Newlyn Pier & Harbour Commissioners, who own and operate Newlyn Fish Market, welcome the news that Roche-based fish processing company, Ocean Fish have acquired a majority stake in Newlyn Fish Market auctioneers, W Stevenson & Sons.

The impact of this news on Newlyn Fish Market is that the fish quota formerly owned by W Stevenson & Sons will remain in Cornwall for the benefit of our hardworking fishermen and the local community.

The recent £1.3M refurbishment of Newlyn Fish Market, funded by the European Maritime Fisheries Fund and Newlyn Pier & Harbour Commissioners, provides a fully refrigerated market, solar panels and tech-enabled office facilities.

The time is now right for our auctioneers to invest in infrastructure by upgrading their fleet of beam trawlers, streamlining their processes and improving customer service.

We hope that such investment will encourage more boats to land their catches at Newlyn Fish Market and bring the business of buying and selling superlative Cornish fish into the modern day.

At this time of Brexit-related uncertainty, this fusion of two proud Cornish fishing families, aligned with our commitment to supporting the development and sustainability of the fishing industry, strengthens our aspiration for Newlyn to become the UK’s leading fishing port.