Two years, 1982 and 1993, are very important in the story of Trelawney Fish and owner Godfrey Adams.
In 1982 he started in business at the market and then, ten years ago, came to his present retail shop and business headquarters at the Harbour Road. The ‘fishy’ wall mural by artist Tom Leaper marks the spot.
Trelawney Fish exports regularly to Switzerland, France, Spain and Belgium, all by road, plus the U.K. market and local retailing.And with the growth of tourism in recent years has come the expansion of the catering industry with prime Newlyn fish an important feature.
Mr Adams, a member of the Newlyn Fish Industry Forum, believes the fishing industry is constantly changing, particularly over the past two years. Although there has been a decrease in the volume of landings the boats are still doing well because of the increase in the value of the catch.
"Sustainability and diversity is Trelawney's mission.
“The future should be good for the local industry but the world is ‘getting smaller’ and we are competing with species being brought in this country from all over the world. But Newlyn has always had a name for quality and for the commitment shown by the people who work in the industry.
“I think the next stage will be a period of consolidation for the boats that are here. If we can keep landings as they are we shall be doing well”.