Cornish Fishing Industry & Local History

Bird, Sheila, Memories of the Cornish Fishing Industry (Newbury: Countryside Books, 2010)

Davies, Alun, The History of the Falmouth Working Boats (Falmouth: Troutbeck Press, 1995)

Greenwood, Paul, Once Aboard a Cornish Lugger (Clifton-upon-Teme: Polperro Heritage Press, 2007)

Greenwood, Paul, More Tales from a Cornish Lugger (Clifton-upon-Teme: Polperro Heritage Press, 2011)

Smylie, Mike, Fishing Boats of Cornwall (Stroud: The History Press, 2009)

Thompson, Hilary, A History of Gerrans and Portscatho 1700-1830 (Truro: Mid Cornwall Printing, 1991)

Thompson, Hilary, A History of the Parish of Gerrans 1800-1914: Part 2  Mariners and Fishermen (Truro: Mid Cornwall Printing, 1995)

Thompson, Hilary, Rocks, Coves & Fishing Marks Nare Head to Zone (Truro: Mid Cornwall Printing, 1999)

Trewin, Carol, Cornish Fishing and Seafood (Penzance: Alison Hodge, 2006)

Boat Building and Design

Garry, Jean-Francois, Wooden Boatbuilding (London: Adlard Coles Nautical, 2010)

Gougeon, Meade, The Gougeon Brothers on Boat Construction (Bay City: Gougeon Bros., 1985)

Killing, Steve and Douglas Hunter, Yacht Design Explained (London: Norton, 1998)

Kopanycia, Roger, Lofting a Boat (London: Adlard Coles Nautical, 2011)

Larsson, Lars and Rolf E Eliasson, Principles of Yacht Design (London: Adlard Coles, 2002)

Lipke, Paul, Peter Spectre, Benjamin A. G. Fuller, Boats: A Manual for their Documentation (Nashville: American Association for State and Local History, 1993)

Maté, Ferenc, From a Bare Hull (New York: W. W. Norton, 1983)

Skene, Norman L., Elements of Yacht Design (London: Black, 1962)

Toss, Brion, The Rigging Handbook (London: Adlard Coles Nautical, 1998)


The Complete Guide to Fishing (London: Select Editions, 1995)

Fisher, Nick, Sea Fishing: River Cottage Handbook No.6 (London: Bloomsbury, 2010)

Ford, Martin, Salt-water Fishing (London: Anness, 2009)

Wright, John, Edible Seashore: River Cottage Handbook No. 5 (London: Bloomsbury, 2009)

Seafood and Cookery

Bareham, Lindsey, The Fish Store (London: Michael Joseph, 2006)

Fearnley-Whittingstall, Hugh & Nick Fisher, The River Cottage Fish Book (London: Bloomsbury, 2010)

Jackson, CJ, The Billingsgate Market Cookbook (London: New Holland, 2009)

Stein, Rick, Rick Stein’s Seafood (London: BBC Books, 2001)


McGovern, Una, Lost Crafts (London: Chambers Harrap, 2009)


Cornish Fish Producers’ Organisation Ltd

Marine Management Organisation


Seafood Cornwall Training

South West Handline Fishermen Association

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