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.

Paul Trebilcock - CFPO Chief Executive
From a fishing family, Paul has also been involved professionally in the fishing industry for more than seven years. He has a deep understanding of quay side realities as well as the political complexities of the fisheries involved.

As CEO for one of the largest producer organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Paul is responsible for managing the majority of UK quota opportunities in the Western approaches and Celtic sea, as well as marketing catches.

Andy Wheeler - Assistant to the CFPO Chief Executive
Andy is a BSc (Hons) Fishery Science graduate and has 15 years fishing experience and 12 years fishing administration and management experience.

Andy acts as a link between fishermen, Government Agencies and NGO’s and deals with the day-to-day concerns of members.

He is also responsible for the CFPO’s financial affairs.

Kim Parker - CFPO Office Administrator
Kim is the first point of contact in the PO office and is responsible for all office administration and co-ordinates the daily landings information for all vessels.