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Gary Rawle

Gary Rawle

Sprit of Cornwall and Saints Bay

Gary Rawle is the owner of Westcountry Mussels. He farms mussels in the clean waters of St Austell bay. Mussel farming is a low impact sustainable farming method that produces the highest quality mussels. 

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Tim Vinnicombe

Tim Vinnicombe

Boy Willie

Tim Vinnicombe has been fishing under sail and oar for oysters since he was 16 years old. Its a traditional fishery that has preseved this tough but satisfying way of life, as well as the stocks of oysters in the Fal.  

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Phil Trebilcock

Phil Trebilcock

Loyal Partner

Phil Trebilcock fishes for crab and lobster from the beautiful sandy harbour at Newquay on Cornwall's North Coast. 

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Danny Gilbert

Danny Gilbert

Tizardleeon

Danny Gilbert is a young Newquay fisherman who uses the sustainable method of potting to catch crab, lobster and spider crab. 

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Alan Dwan

Alan Dwan

Ajax

Alan Dwan is skipper of the Newlyn hake netter, the Ajax. They fish offshore and are at sea for trips of up to 5 days at a time.

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David Stevens, Crystal Sea

David Stevens

Crystal Sea

David Stevens is skipper of the modern 20m trawler the Crystal sea. He fishes using a twin rig demersal trawl and has made numerous adaptations to the gear to improve its sustainability by reducing unwanted by catch. 

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Ben George

Ben George

Penny Lynne and Daphne Rose

Ben George handline fishes from the beautiful Sennen Cove, close to Land's End. 

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Ben Lowe

Ben Lowe

Atlantic Voyager

Ben Lowe is a teenage fisherman who goes out to sea onboard his eight-metre catamaran Atlantic Voyager. He supplies line-caught fish and pot-caught crab and lobster. 

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Stefan Glinski

Stefan Glinski

White Heather

Stefan is a sardine ring netter, working on the fishing vessel White Heather, out of Newlyn. 

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Joe Emmett

Joe Emmett

Phra-nang

Joe Emmett fishes sustainably using pots to catch brown crab, spider crab and lobster, and handlines for mackerel and pollack from the North Cornish port of Newquay.

 

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Luke Marshall, Rock Shellfish

Luke Marshall

Rock Shellfish

Luke Marshall is a second generation shellfish farmer. From their base at Porthilly farm near Rock the Marshall family have been farming shellfish in the Camel estuary for over twenty years. Porthilly oysters and Rock Mussels are renowned for their quality and sustainablity and feature on menus across the county and further afeild.

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Chris Blamey

Chris Blamey

Galwad Y Mor

Chris Blamey fishes from the harbour of Mevagissey aboard the wooden multipurpose fishing vessel Galwad Y Mor. Between July and January he fishes for Cornish Sardines, using a ring net. For the rest of the year he targets Pollack using wreck nets and travels much further afield. 

 

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Chris Ranger

Chris Ranger

Alf Smythers

Chris Ranger fishes for native oysters and queen scallops aboard his traditional oyster working boat the Alf Smythers. Fishing using oyster dredges the traditional way under sail and oar.  Chris is also a registered fish merchant supplying a wide range of purified local sustainable shellfish.

 

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Will Shugg

Will Shugg

Radjel FY270

Will Shugg fishes from Mevagissey, netting for mackerel and sole from his small wooden boat the Radjel.

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Jake Gilbert

Serene

Jake has been running Serene for the last 8 years and fishes sustainabily by potting for crabs and lobsters out of Newquay harbour.

 

 

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Peter Green

Santa Maria lV

Peter fishes from St.Mawes and together with his wife Angie, they run St.Mawes seafood. His family go back as seafarers in St.Mawes for 300 years and he is very passionate about trying to keep their fishing heritage alive. He has been fishing for over 40 years, first going to sea on a local trawler as a 9th birthday present. 

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Bonnie Grace

Bonnie Grace

Bonnie Grace

James fishes out at Mounts Bay using pots, gill nets and handlines. He has been around fishing, boats and harbours since he was 9 years old. He started full time when he left school and brought his first boat at 19.

 

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Danny and Tommy Phillips

Danny and Tommy Phillips

Scorpio

Danny Phillips and his son Tommy fish from their boat “Scorpio” out of the rocky Cadgwith Cove. They target shellfish and bottom-dwelling fish using pots and tangle nets in the life-rich waters off the Lizard Point. In the winter they switch to using smaller gill nets to catch red mullet. 
 
 

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Ben Rowse

Nimrod TO30

Ben is the skipper of the Nimrod TO30 and uses baited pots to capture crabs and lobsters, a highly selective and sustainable method. He sells his catch to the family business, The Real Cornish Crab Company and at 24 years old he is the youngest skipper in their fleet!

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Roberts Vpils

Intuition TO40

Introducing Roberts Vpils who is a crew member living and working on the Intuition TO40. He came over from his home country of Lativa over 10 years ago and has been fishing ever since! He uses baited pots to capture crabs and lobsters, a highly selective and sustainable method and sells his catch to The Real Cornish Crab Company.

 

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Alexander Schepin

Intuition TO40

Introducting Alexander Schepin, who is a crew member from the Intuition TO40, one vessel of The Real Cornish Crab Company's potting fleet.  He uses baited pots to capture crabs and lobsters, a highly selective and sustainable fishing method.

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Edgars Rutenbergs

Nimrod TO30

Meet Edgars Rutenbergs, who is a crew member working on the Nimrod TO30. 

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Barry Preston

Kimberly Jo FH715

Meet Barry Preston, who fishes out of Mevagissey using hand lines and gill nets! 

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Aiden McClary

Aiden McClary

Little Christina

Aiden is a young St Ives fisherman that uses nets, pots and handlines to catch a range of fresh fish and shellfish. He is a part of the St Ives Fish Selling Co-op. 

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Nick Mackrory

Nick Mackrory

Gemini BD18

Nick is a handline fisherman – fishing from the Percuil estuary aboard his boat Gemini BD18.

 

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Leon Emmet

Leon Emmet

Boy Chris

Leon Emmet is a young fisherman from Newquay who fishes from a small boat the Boy Chris SS276. Leon fishes sustainably using pots, handline and nets, learning the trade from his dad Joe who also has a fishing boat in Newquay harbour. Through their family owned company Newquay fish Leon and Emmets catch is sold direct to consumers and businesses around Cornwall, including some of the finest seafood restaurants. 

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