Fishing industry in England
Geographical spread of ports
Important English seafishing ports include:
- Fleetwood – home of the Fisherman's Friend
- Grimsby – once the largest fishing port in the world
The fishing industry in England was once much larger than it is today. EU quotas have limited the amount of catch than can be brought ashore, in accordance with the Common Fisheries Policy.
The Marine and Fisheries Agency controls the sea fisheries legislation in England and Wales.
The National Fishing Heritage Centre in Grimsby displays how the fishing industry in England once was. also in Grimsby is the Sea Fish Industry Authority (SeaFish) which promotes the consumption of fish, and conducts research for the fishing and fish-processing industry.
The Fishermen's Mission is a Christian charity supporting fishermen and their families within the UK.