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Episode 6

As the clock ticks down on Britain’s exit from Europe, Newlyn – Cornwall’s fishing capital - prepares for the challenges and opportunities Brexit may bring.

With over 100 boats in the harbour, Newlyn is Cornwall’s biggest fishing port. For generations, young men from here have followed in their fathers’ footsteps and put to sea. But today, there aren’t many young locals getting into fishing; many of the boats in the harbour source their crew from overseas.

The outcome of the Brexit trade negotiations could transform the future for Newlyn’s fleet on inshore fishing boats, who have to share the Cornish fishing grounds with modern, powerful European trawlers. But Newlyn - which operates the last shout auction for fish in England - also exports 80 per cent of its fish to Europe.

In the face of an uncertain future, Newlyn must face modernisation and whatever challenges or opportunities Brexit may bring.

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Tue 9 Mar 2021 07:45

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Executive Producer Steve Robinson
Executive Producer Jamie Balment
Producer Jess Howe
Director Luke Pavey
Director Nathan Harrison
Production Company Frank Films Television Ltd

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