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Fishermen stuck in port for 10 weeks

Fishermen stuck in port for 10 weeks Credit: ITV News West Country

An appeal has been launched to help fishermen whose livelihoods are being affected by the storms.

Much of the fleet at Newlyn have been unable to put to sea for up to 10 weeks.

The Mission to Seafarers in Newlyn is starting a fundraising appeal online to offer emergency grants to the worst affected.

Rough seas and gusts of up to 90mph are making it too dangerous to leave port.

Robert Broderick, Crab Fisherman; "I've been fishing for 30 years and I've never known it as bad as this. I've seen bigger storms but not for such a long period where you can't get out."