When a coastal community loses its fishing industry, it loses more than boats from the harbour and fish from the quay. Something fundamental to the DNA of the community is lost.
Richard Benyon, UK Fisheries Minister 2010 - 2013
I am passionate about Cornish fish and the Cornish fishing industry and want to see both continue sustainably long into the future – securing quota for Cornwall is an essential ingredient in this.
Rick Stein OBE, DFQC Patron
Without affordable access to fish quotas the Cornish Fishing Industry has a very bleak and un-certain future.
Colin Warwick MBE, DFQC Chairman
Fish quotas once allocated to the Cornish fleet have become a highly valuable and tradable commodity.
With no safeguards in place to manage this trade the amount of quota available to the Cornish industry has been eroded (by £5m in the last 10yrs alone) and if the current trend continues the next generation of Cornish fishermen may be prevented from fishing in their own water… read more
The Duchy Fish Quota Company exists to ‘Keep Cornwall Fishing’ now and forever. To do this we need to buy all the quota held within the Cornish fleet and then use it to provide affordable quota leasing to current and future generations of Cornish fishermen… read more
The “Keep Cornwall Fishing” Campaign
To achieve our aim of returning all of the fish quota held in Cornwall back into the hands of the community we need your help – whether that be help with raising awareness within local communities, political lobbying or fundraising – we’d love to have you on board… read more