Cyprus Fishing Shelters

The Department of Fisheries and Marine Research maintains and manages 16 fishing shelters for the safe mooring of professional fishing vessels. The programme for the creation of fishing shelters began with the establishment of the Department in 1964. Great importance was given to the construction of fishing shelters towards the north coasts of the island.

After the Turkish Invasion in 1974, these shelters became inaccessible; therefore, the Department began to create new fishing shelters in the area of Ammochostos area and the Larnaca district.

The existing fishing shelters are modernised in order to respond to the needs of the professionals and the safety of their vessels. However, the fishing shelters also serve non-professionals as other vessels are allowed to dock when there is availability.

Apart from this, ramps are located at nearly all of the fishing shelters and can be used by any citizen as long as the fishing shelter operation is not disturbed. In particular ramps are located at the following fishing shelters : Paralimni , Ayia Napa , Liopetri River , Xylofagou , Ormidhia , Xylotymbou , Larnaca , Zygi , Agiou Georgiou Peyia , Pomos and Kato Pyrgos.

The following fishing shelters are in operation at the moment:

Larnaca – Ammochostos

  • Agia Triada Fishing Shelter

The Agia Triada Fishing Shelter is located in the area of Laxia in Paralimni. It has a capacity of about 60 vessels. The construction of the particular fishing shelter began in 1978, and did not take the form it has today until the year 2013.

  • Paralimni Fishing Shelter

The Paralimni Fishing Shelter is situated in the area of Louma in Paralimni. It has a capacity of about 80 vessels. The construction of the fishing shelter began in 1982, and took the form it has today in 2003. The Department of Fisheries and Marine Research District Office, the Port and Marine Police is located at the premises. A kiosk-café is also situated in the area in order to serve the needs of the fishermen as well as the visitors of the fishing shelter.

  • Agia Napa Fishing Shelter

The Agia Napa Fishing Shelter is located at the Agiou Georgiou Church in Agia Napa. The fishing shelter has a capacity of about 135 vessels. It was constructed in 1970 while various port improvement projects by the Department of Town Planning and Housing have taken place over time. The Port and Marine Police is also located there.

  • Liopetri River Fishing Shelter

The Liopetri River Fishing Shelter is situated in the Liopetri River, in the village of Liopetri. It is the only natural fishing shelter in Cyprus, with a capacity of about 140 vessels. An architectural competition is estimated to take place in cooperation with other government services, in order to improve the surrounding River area in which the port project will also be included.

  • Xylofagou Fishing Shelter

The Xylofagou Fishing Shelter is situated in the location of Vathia Laxia in the village of Xylofagou , within the British Base. The fishing shelter has a capacity of about 35 vessels. It was originally built temporarily with the use of barrels in 1969 and was reconstructed in 2001 by the British Base in cooperation with the Government of Cyprus.

  • Ormidhia Fishing Shelter

The Ormidhia Fishing Shelter is located in the area of Meridji in the village of Ormidhia within the British Base. It has a capacity of about 35 vessels. The fishing shelter was built in 1962 by the British, and took the form it has today in 2008.

  • Larnaca Fishing Shelter

The Larnaca Fishing Shelter is situated in the location of Livadia in Larnaca. The fishing shelter has a capacity of about 250 vessels. It was built in 1979 and since then various improvement projects have been implemented. The DFMR District Office of Larnaca is also located in the area of the fishing shelter.

 

Limassol

  • Zygi Fishing Shelter

The Zygi Fishing Shelter is situated in the area of the old pier in the village of Zygi. The fishing shelter was deemed necessary in order to accommodate the needs of the professional fishermen in the area. It was built in 2010 and it has a capacity of about 220 vessels. A branch of the DFMR District Office of Limassol – Zygi is also located in the area of the fishing shelter.

 

Paphos

  • Agiou Georgiou Pegeias Fishing Shelter

The Agiou Georgiou Pegeias Fishing Shelter is located in the area of Mandoullis of Agiou Georgiou Pegeias and has a capacity of about 20 vessels. The fishing shelter was built in 1981 and since then various improvements have been made. The fishing shelter took the form it has today in 2007.

  • Pomos Fishing Shelter

The Pomos Fishing Shelter is situated in the area of Kanallia in Pomos with a capacity of about 25 vessels. It was constructed in 1986 and took the form it has today in 2009.

  • Pyrgos Fishing Shelter

The Pyrgos Fishing Shelter is situated in the area of Limnionas in Pyrgo Tyllirias and has a capacity of about 100 vessels. It was built in 1987 and took the form it has today in 2009.

 

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