Fish merchants gather round for the fish auction which was the last of fish caught by middle-water vessels in Fleetwood, July 1982
Fish merchants gather round for the fish auction which was the last of fish caught by middle-water vessels in Fleetwood, July 1982

Fleetwood dock days of lumping, fish auctions and long trips at sea

Historically, the port of Fleetwood has always been central to the town's economy and culture. And now, with wrangling over fishing rights squarely at the heart of the latest EU Brexit negotiations, the rise and fall of the fishing industry remains an emotive subject.

By Claire Lark
Thursday, 17th September 2020, 3:45 pm
Updated Thursday, 17th September 2020, 4:09 pm

Have a look at this selection of photos which depict a snapshot of life on the docks - are you in any of the photos, or do you recognise anyone?

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