The Cornish Fish Producers Organisation began in 1976 as a non-profit making co-operative, and today consists of 210 fishing vessel-owning members from all over Cornwall.
Our fishermen own vessels ranging in size from a 5 metre single-handed cove boat to a 38 metre beam trawler.
They use a diverse range of fishing techniques including trawling, beam trawling, crab/lobster potting, gill-netting, longlining, drift-netting, scallop dredging, ring-netting and handlining.
- To manage fish quota on behalf of its members in order to minimise the discarding of fish and to maximise profits by matching vessel catching opportunities to market demands.
- To increase the unit value of its members' catches by researching new markets and promoting its members' produce.
- To represent the views and opinions on a range of issues relating to Fisheries Management, Conservation, Training, Grant-Funding and Sea Safety.