Cattewater Harbour Commissioners exist by Act of Parliament as the navigation and conservancy authority for the Cattewater Harbour as well as the civil pilotage authority for the Port of Plymouth.
The board consists of 10 Commissioners. Board members are selected for their expertise in areas appropriate to the management of the harbour. These include, but are not limited to: Shipping/Fishing/Cargo, Commerce, Finance, Health & Safety, Maritime Leisure Activities, Community Issues, Environment.
Board Members are appointed in accordance with the Trust Port Review and the Cattewater Harbour Revision (Constitution) Order 2005.
Appointments (which are usually a three year term) are spent on a rolling annual basis. Incumbents can serve for a maximum of three terms.
If vacancies arise, they are advertised in the local press from July to September each year and in the 'NEWS' section of this website.