Falmouth Harbour Commissioners is a Competent Harbour Authority as defined by the Pilotage Act of 1987.

It provides pilotage services inside a line from Black Head to Dodman Point and contracts these services to Falmouth Docks and the Council Ports of Truro and Penryn. In 2014 FHC created a business arm operating as Falmouth Pilot Services with a mission to provide efficient customer focused pilotage services to vessels using the Port.