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.

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

Services Offered:

- 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.

Other useful information for Fishermen:

Loading & Unloading of fishing vessels
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 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
MAIB Safety Digest No.2/2017 - Fishing Section 
MIN 558 - Fishing Safety Management Code - Nov2017
MSN 1871 - The Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels of less than 15m
MGN 570 - Emergency Drills
MGN 571 - Prevention of Manoverboard 
MGN 588 - Compulsory wearing of Lifejackets Amendment No 1
MGN 581 - Registration_Surveys_for_Fishing_Vessels_of_less_than_15m_built_before_16_July_2007
MCGA Fishing Vessel Stability Guidance
MAIB Safety Flyer Vertrouwen v James 2 - March 2018
MAIB Safety Flyer Varuna Fatal Manoverboard - November 2017
MIN 558 - Fishing Vessels Safety Management Systems - July 2018
MGN591 - Safe Access to Fishing Vessels and Small Vessels in Port
MGN587 - Fishing vessel Owners Skippers and Crew Health & Safety responsibilities
Fish Landings Obligations 2019


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