North Devon Fishermen's Association logo. NDFA Logo


the voice from the fishermen, for the fishermen

Image © Libby Ross

Our mission is to support a sustainable fishery. Enhancing current methods of commercial fishing to make the North Devon fishing sector more profitable; using research and conservation measures to stimulate new ideas and growth.

The North Devon Fishermen’s Association (NDFA) was born from the Bideford Trawlermen’s Association and formed in 2006.


We ensure that fishing methods are up to date, introducing new and innovative methods of sustainably catching fish.

 In total, there are up to 42 different species caught and landed by the NDFA fishing fleet.


We will represent North Devon fishermen and
will attend key meetings and conferences,
to ensure our voice is heard.


Find out what our members have been doing and the latest news for the local fishing sector


The location of our fishing grounds and restricted areas for conservation of fish stocks