THE FISHING INDUSTRY
One of the heartening aspects of a trip along the Cornish coast is to find that the fishing industry is not dead at all. It is nowhere near the scale of a generation ago but Newlyn remains a big port and there are still boats operating out of Mevagissey and Looe. Boat skippers who have managed to survive are now getting decent prices for fish. There are year-round jobs for those able to cope with one of the hardest working lives there is. Another dividend is the ready availability of good fresh fish to buy and to consume in pubs and restaurants – a major advance for Cornish cuisine.