Fishing Industry

Newhaven has a fleet of around 30 operational registered smaller sized fishing vessels with moorings on the West Quay. The majority are members of The Newhaven (Sussex) Fish & Flake Ice Society who operate the Fish market.

Users should also familiarise themselves with the Port Details page on this website.

Services Offered:

Fishing boat

- Fish handling agents
- Fishery liason officer and communications
- Bait supplies both commercial and smaller quantities
- Ice supplies and cold storage space
- Welding and fabrication services
- Diesel supplied
- Marine Support Services
- Charter fishing trips at all levels of enjoyment

For more information please visit the website or send an email to


Safety Management

Vessels are required to be operated in a safe manner, it is the responsibility of the owners/skippers of fishing vessels to ensure that they are compliant with the “The Merchant  Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) regulations 1997”

A safety management system is structured from a risk assessment, this involves considering risks to health and safety onboard a fishing vessel, and applying control and mitigation measures to prevent or reduce the risks.

The safety management system can be constructed in a paper based folder or via the Seafish Industry website page ,which has been especially created for the UK legal requirements. The website is simple to use and has many advantages over the paper folder including free support and onboard visits once registered and filled in.

Seafish created the Safety Folder 2013 to support the UK fishing industry in creation of professional vessel safety management. The folder offers examples of risk assessments for different types of fishing operations, as well as a vessel safety policy and vessel safety checklists.

The Complete Safety Folder

Download SF

Other useful stuff for Fishermen:

Loading & Unloading of fishing vessels

MGN 502 Safety of Small Fishing Vessels Code

MGN 503F Stability of small fishing vessels roll and heel test

MGN 411 Training & Certification of fishermen

MGN 494 Use of fishing vessels by the media

MCA Fishermens Safety Guide

PFD Guidance for Commercial Fishing

MAIB Safety Digest - Fishing - 2014

MAIB Safety Digest 2014 No2 Fishing

Safety Flyer Fatality Lone Working June 2015

Pelagic Landing Obligations from 1st January 2015 -

Demersal Landing Obligations from 1st January 2016 -

Fishing Industry Protocol for Archaeological Discoveries

 MAIB Safety Digest No.1/2016 - Fishing Section

 Shellfish Permit Byelaws Information May 2016

 MAIB Safety Digest No.2/2016 - Fishing Section

MAIB Safety Digest No1/2017 - Fishing Section