Mervyn Mountjoy

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We are sad to convey the news that Mervyn Mountjoy, who played a very significant role in representing fishermen from the South West, died on Saturday 10th January after a long illness borne with bravery and dignity.

We are sad to convey the news that Mervyn Mountjoy, who played a very significant role in representing fishermen from the South West, died on Saturday 10th January after a long illness borne with bravery and dignity.

Mervyn was Chairman of the NFFO South West Committee in
the 1990s and will be remember for his commitment to the interests of
fishermen, his acumen and his gentle disposition.

Although his home was Bideford, Mervyn fished out of a
number of ports, notably Newlyn, in his trawlers Galilean and then Ocean
Harvester.

For many years after he retired from active fishing, and
had moved onto farming, Mervyn represented the small-scale commercial salmon
fishermen in the South West.

His soft-spoken but influential contributions to the NFFO
Executive Committee helped to shape national policy during a particularly
volatile period and will be remembered by all who witnessed them.

Mervyn had many friends, including many fishermen in
Brittany.

We offer our condolences to Gwen and his two sons.