Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, visited Newlyn Harbour yesterday (July 18).

They were welcomed by Newlyn Pier & Harbour Commissioners (NP&HC) and also took in a tour of the fish market and met with local fishermen.

“It was an absolute pleasure to welcome Their Royal Highnesses to Newlyn Harbour and to share its importance as a strategic port to Cornwall’s fishing industry and local community,” said NP&HC chairman, Rob Wing.

“We discussed sustainable fishing practices and the need to preserve our ancient fisheries as well as the fisherman’s craft by providing resources to support them and training facilities for the next generation.

“I also shared the ambition of Newlyn Harbour Commissioners to secure a transformative level of investment to regenerate the harbour estate, which would not only benefit our hardworking fisherfolk but prepare Newlyn for the 22nd century and beyond.”

Photo credit: Larry Hartwell