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Fishery Vessels

All fishing vessels must be registered and inspected before 31 December 2020. This is if they are to continue exporting their catch to the EU after Brexit. This is due to the need for traceability. If you do not register your vessel you will not be able to export your catch to the EU, either directly or indirectly, from 1 January 2021.

In Cornwall, the inspecting and registering authority is Cornwall Port Health Authority.

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Registration and inspection is via a self-assessment questionnaire for under 10m vessels. If you have more than one vessel, you need to complete a separate questionnaire for each.

Please return your completed questionnaire to Cornwall Port Health Authority by:


Post to: 

Port Health Office
The Docks
TR11 4NR

Please view the returns spreadsheet for: 

to see if your vessel has completed the self assessment or been inspected.  The spreadsheets were last updated on 22/01/2021.

For further help, please contact Cornwall Port Health Authority.

Cornwall Port Health Authority and Cornwall Council have produced the following videos:

These discuss and illustrate the inspection of fishery vessels.

Areas covering throughout these include:

  • Harbours
  • Fishery vessel types
  • What to expect
  • The inspection process
  • Health and safety

Would you like further information on fishery inspections in Cornwall? If so, please contact Cornwall Port Health Authority.