'We are expecting 2022 to be an even bigger year'
Brixham Fish Market has posted Brexit-beating, record-breaking sales figures of £43.5m for the year 2021.
The port’s best-ever year for sales came amid predictions from pro-EU campaigners that leaving the European Union would destroy the UK’s fishing industry.
“We have shown there is a positive story to tell,” said Brixham Trawler Agents managing director Barry Young.
He said the port had succeeded by diversifying markets and increasing domestic sales.
And Brexiteer Brixham MP Anthony Mangnall said the success painted a positive picture for the future prosperity of the port.
In 2019, the value of fish landed at Brixham was £39.2m, then in 2020 the first year of the Covid pandemic saw the figure drop to £35.8m.
Now though, new figures reveal that precisely £43,631,862 worth of fish was landed on the quayside.
The figures will underline Brixham’s position as the most valuable fishing port in England and Wales.
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