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.
The Duchy Fish Quota Company exists to ‘Keep Cornwall Fishing’ now and forever.
To do this we need to buy and secure on behalf of local communities all the quota held within the Cornish fleet, and then lease it at affordable rates to current and future generations of Cornish fishermen.
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 for our ongoing “Keep Cornwall Fishing” campaign.