News

Car Park Closed

“HARBOUR CAR PARK – Closed until Monday 18th November for essential resurfacing.”

Our recent Royal Visit

On 15th July Mevagissey was privileged to receive a royal visit by The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall with the harbour the focus of the visit. The royal couple arrived in Fore Street at 11 a.m, proceeded down Jetty Street to the Jetty where they were greeted by local dignitaries …

Recycling

Mevagissey Harbour environmental initiatives were recently highlighted in an article appearing in The Western Morning News. Odyssey International chose Mevagissey Harbour as the launch site for their fishing net recycling operation, having last month collected significant quantities of disused nets from us. Mevagissey Harbour also recycles all used oil, steel and wood …

Rowing regatta 20/07/19

Mevagissey harbour is the venue for the annual Mevagissey Rowing Club Regatta next Saturday. Some 450 rowers from as far afield as Portishead will provide exciting racing in their traditional Cornish Pilot Gigs. Club Secretary Martin Walton will call the crews to the water and broadcast the results for all …

Provider to the rescue!

Responding to a mayday signal concerning a stricken yacht, skipper Alex Ingram and Provider were first on the scene. 30 miles south of Plymouth in strong winds and heavy seas they found the vessel with her sails blown out and no engine. At one point the yacht was on her …

Mussel Farms Latest

With regard to the application and instillation of a new mussel farm in Mevagissey Bay, the Mevagissey Fishermans Association have lodged a complaint to the Parliamentary Ombudsman about the Marine Management Association. The complaint cites a lack of consultation, ignoring fishing interests and livelihoods, and general mismanagement of the matter. …

Mevagissey Up For Best Port Award

The leading fishing industry journal Fishing News has shortlisted Mevagissey for its’ best port in the UK award. Listed with Brixham, Fraserburgh, Newlyn and Peterhead in the 14 March edition, the article reads as follows. As the second-highest-grossing landing centre in Cornwall, second only to Newlyn, Mevagissey is a thriving …

Mussel Farms

The proliferation of mussel farms in Mevagissey Bay is already a severe threat to our fishing industry, and now a further new site in the Lantivet Bay area is under consideration. Traditional drift net fishing for pilchards can no longer be carried out in areas which have already been approved …

Public Conveniences

Mevagissey Harbour Trustees (MHT) have never operated public conveniences. In 1935 MHT granted a lease to Cornwall Council at a peppercorn rent to operate the East Quay facility as a public convenience, failing which the property would revert to MHT. In 2011 the Council closed the facility and tried to …

Why Are There No Litter Bins On The Harbour?

People often raise this question with harbour staff, so here’s the answer. For many years we collected and disposed of litter arising from the sale of various shop products. We provided recycling bins and daily cleared away any rubbish dropped. From time to time we asked the shops to help …