Our MemoryFish project is now well underway, and we have digitised over 900 photos relating to Cornwall’s fishing industry. The photos have come from a mixture of private individuals and small organisations. These will eventually be posted to cornishmemory.com for you to explore.
We have been very lucky to work with Glyn Richards, a former Fishery Officer and engineer based in Newlyn. As a keen amateur photographer Glyn documented his 36 year career aboard the fisheries protection boats through the lens of his camera showing a unique perspective of the fishing industry around Cornwall’s coast.
Here is a small sample of some of Glyn Richards’ collection.
The MemoryFish Project is funded by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG), which receives investment from the European Fisheries Fund and the Marine Management Organisation. The administration for the FLAG is managed by Cornwall Development Company.