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SWFPO is the professional body for fisherman operating across the south west of England and beyond. We are their voice.
Our members are at the forefront of the commercial fishing industry and our job is to represent them at the highest level, regionally, nationally and internationally. Working in partnership with them to secure the best conditions for profitable and sustainable fishing.
We provide advice, information and guidance so members are abreast of latest policy, the impact of regulations, and understand quota and non-quota management. We also help our fleets recruit, train and retain the best crews to build their resilience.
By protecting the interests and livelihoods of our fisherman, SWFPO helps get outstanding seafood to market. Supporting sustainable fishing practices that maintain both the health of our industry and our oceans.
An SWFPO membership offers commercial fisherman operating across the south west of England and beyond exclusive access to a wide range of benefits.
We manage our members quotas on their behalf, regularly monitoring quota uptake to identify shortfalls and facilitating member quota trading swaps within the PO and beyond. We also monitor landings of valuable non-quota species.
Careers and recruitment
We help you recruit and retain the best fishermen. We provide support on all aspects of crew training and safety, and are developing a brand new Fishermen Apprenticeship with South Devon College.
Information and guidance
We distribute regular bulletins and newsletters to our members containing latest legislation, policy guidance, news and more. Everything you need to support your operations.
Advocacy and lobbying
We sit on a number of boards, committees and management groups to represent members’ interests at the highest level. We also proactively manage your reputation and that of the wider commercial fishing industry.
Our membership profile
SWFPO fleet by gear type
Landing ports by value of SWFPO members, 2021
of UK King scallop landings (by weight) attributed to SWFPO vessels
of UK queen scallop landings (by weight) attributed to SWFPO vessels
of UK sole landings (by weight) attributed to SWFPO vessels
of UK cuttlefish landings (by weight) attributed to SWFPO vessels
Macduff Shellfish Ltd
West Coast Sea Products
Coombe Fisheries Ltd
Get in touch
We are your voice and we want to hear from you.
We welcome your questions and concerns at any time, as well as your suggestions on what we can do to effectively support your work and grow your business.