Tenby Fishing Boats
The fishing industry at Tenby has undergone a serious decline, and this article deals with the structure of the harbour as well as the Tenby fishing industry since the fourteenth century. The loss of local facilities to repair boats, combined with a loss of knowledge of the marks of their fishing grounds sped up the decline. By the nineteenth century a greater proportion of the fishing was undertaken by trawlers from Brixham and Torbay. The range of fishing practices is outlined, including locations and timing during the year before the characteristics of Tenby fishing boats are discussed.