Plymouth Fisheries

At the heart of Plymouth’s fishing community

Our People

Find out more about some of the familiar faces you’ll see around Plymouth Fisheries.

Mark Veale
Harbour Master

Mark, who was born and bred in Plymouth, is a former Royal Navy officer and Warfare Specialist who served as Assistant Harbour Master in Looe before joining Sutton Harbour Group in August 2021.

Mark served in the Navy for 28 years, leaving as a Petty Officer in 2015. He then worked as Assistant Harbour Master for the Port of Looe, which afforded him an insight into the South West fishing industry and regional ports network, and enabled him to build positive working relationships with many stakeholders in the region’s fishing and commercial harbour community.

Mark has an MBA Harbour Master Diploma (distinction) and an MLitt in Terrorism Studies from the University of St Andrews, as well as numerous maritime and leadership qualifications. In his spare time, he is a member of Mountain Rescue England & Wales and a volunteer with Dartmoor Search and Rescue Group

Mark’s role as Harbour Master for Sutton Harbour involves overseeing and managing operations staff, upholding the regulatory demands of a statutory harbour authority for SHG, and managing forward planning to ensure Sutton Harbour continues to evolve and meet the needs of its users.

T: 01752 204730
T: 07973 538988

Nick Eggar
Fisheries Manager

Nick has been familiar face at Plymouth Fisheries for 20 years, having previously worked for Plymouth Trawler Agents, including overseeing floor operations and day-to-day business at the fish market.

Nick was promoted to the position of Fisheries Manager at the start of 2017, bringing a wealth of crucial industry experience to the role, and he works to ensure the smooth daily running of the fisheries complex.

Nick works closely with fishermen and staff from Plymouth Trawler Agents to ensure a catch is unloaded from fishing boats as quickly and efficiently as possible, and aims to ensure Plymouth Fisheries is the best place in the country to land and sell your catch.

T: 01752 204730

Joe Ransley
Lock and Wharf Manager

Joe is a former fishermen who has worked at Plymouth Fisheries for the last 14 years, and was promoted to the position of Lock and Wharf manager in early 2017.

Joe liaises closely with Plymouth Trawler Agents staff and manages vessels coming into Sutton Harbour through the lock gates.

A crucial part of Joe’s role is to ensure good communications between the lock and the fisheries, making sure daily operations are as easy as possible for everyone involved.

With such a high number of boats making their way through Sutton Harbour lock each day, Joe’s role is vital to enable a well-run system of operations for visiting fishing vessels, as well as leisure marine traffic and other harbour users.

T: 01752 204730
T: 07471 356 976