The fisheries minister has been told how the industry in Cornwall is working towards a sustainable future.
The fishing industry in Newlyn supports more than 700 jobs
Jonathan Shaw was in Newlyn and Penzance on the first of a three-day visit to Cornwall.
Touring Newlyn fish market and harbour, the minister was shown how the quality of fish was being improved.
In Penzance, Mr Shaw met sea anglers and charter boat skippers to discuss the marine environment and how fish stocks could be preserved and improved.
"Recreational sea anglers make a substantial contribution to the economy and we need to ensure that their needs are considered as we develop fisheries policies," Mr Shaw said.
In January, planning permission was granted for a new £7m fish market at Newlyn, which supports more than 700 jobs.
About £18m of fish was landed at the port last year and plans for the new fish market are designed to ensure more fish is processed in Newlyn rather than sent outside the UK.
Mr Shaw said Newlyn had the vision needed to help communities and businesses prosper long-term.
"We want to see coastal communities boosted by more jobs providing high-quality fresh fish, helping to maintain the character and identity of ports like Newlyn, safeguarding fish stocks to secure a sustainable future for people throughout the industry," he added.