Hundreds of people signed the petition calling for a deep channel for Falmouth on Saturday on the Moor Falmouth.
Organised jointly by the GMB trade union and Falmouth Labour Party the event was to enable as many local people as possible to sign the petition in support of the dredging.
Kevan Johnson from the GMB said; “Today was very encouraging for the ‘Falmouth for Orders’ campaign from the turn out of support to the comments of the general public, who all said similar comments ‘could not understand why it has not already been done, after all this is a working port and generations of family have been involved in making a living of the port in various ways’.
Candy Atherton Chair of Falmouth Labour Party said; “We were delighted to see so many people literally queuing up to sign the petition. People find it amazing that there is any discussion about the need.
“Falmouth has been a working harbour and docks for hundreds of years and if our town is to thrive then the need for dredging is urgent. If we do take action then jobs will be lost and the very future of the docks will be under threat.”
More than 50 GMB and Labour members collected signatures in brilliant sunshine on the Moor.Other news from Cornwall Labour