Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 17 September 2021

Golden hues herald in #FishyFriday in Newlyn.


Not to be left out, the marine version of crop circles, seen off Pendeen...


and Botallack...


as the sun goes down in spectacular style at Sennen...


you just know tomorrow will be lacking in rays of sunshine with an evening sky like this...


#FishyFriday's morning market brings its own brilliance...


including a rare golden haddock...


the thoughtful ling...


and superb quality Ygraine hake...


the only rays today...


 are those on the market...


though there are more golden hues up for auction...


monk cheeks...


and Dover sole from the trawl fleet...


while the inshore boats added to the golden theme this morning with a box...


of Silvery Sea Bream also known as Bogue or Boops Boops...


with the sardine season in full swing...


name these fish...


inshore lemons courtesy of the inshore fleet...


and megrims from the one beam trawler to land...


along with her monk tails...


among the big whitefish landings form the netters were these big blackjacks...


and the odd thornback...


looking down on the working deck of the Algrie, the last of the old style beam trawlers where the deck pounds are assembled once the boat is at sea fishing...


looks like this marble boulder will be going home to grace someone's garden...


low water sees one of the local ravens guarding his breakfast carcass from some of this years young black-back gulls..


the Steph of Ladram is nearing the end of her refit...


a more comfortable berth than being anchored out in the bay today for the coastal trader sailing ship Bessie


spiders not from Mars...


going through the trawl looking for damage on the inshore trawler new Venture...


good time to buy shares in Jotun with all the current refits in the port...


Scotty unloading another string of new pots...


whose construction gets some close scrutiny from skipper Nudd Jnr...


merchants vans line up outside the market to pick up the morning's successful auction bids. 


 

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Blue Wave - new concept Diesel-Electric hybrid trawler for Guilvinec, Brittany.

The "Blue Wave" trawler in its home port of Guilvinec.

The Blue Wave, a new hybrid propulsion trawler from Finistère.

At the end of August 2021, Jean-Baptiste Goulard's vessel aroused curiosity in the Bigouden port, with its diesel-electric engine.

At the port of Guilvinec (Finistère), the Blue Wave, a new trawler, attracts the attention of regulars on the quays. Arrived ten days ago at her home port, this 22m by 6.90m boat is, in many ways, different from the others. It is equipped with a diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system.

On board, two 750 kW generators produce the current necessary for the operation of the ship. A technology that the owner Jean-Baptiste Goulard was very fond of. “Normally, this should save us energy and reduce our carbon footprint. "

For the Bigouden, the aim of this operation was "not to improve efficiency, but to reduce the energy cost and to respect the sea better. Today, we cannot embark on a new construction without starting there.".

French equipment manufacturers:

The Blue Wave is the only Bigouden boat equipped with such a system, and one of the few in France. The trawler also intrigues with its straight bow (the front of the hull), "which allows better penetration into the water", explains the owner.

The project was born five years ago from a concept by Jean-Baptiste Goulard and his crew. “We started from scratch and wondered what we wanted on board. "It is therefore not surprising to find large and comfortable relaxation areas and individual cabins there".

For this long-term project, delayed by the Covid, the shipowner has surrounded himself with French equipment manufacturers, such as Bopp for hydraulics, Barillec for electricity and Thomas Froid for refrigeration.

But for construction, Jean-Baptiste Goulard turned to Morocco and the Souss-Massa company in Agadir. “We looked for solutions to do it in France. But we got no funding, not even for innovation. And without help, it would have cost too much. By doing it in Morocco, we saved a third of the budget,” he said. The investment, supported by the armament, still reached 2.7 million euros.

But the satisfaction is already there. On the road from Agadir to Guilvinec, "we consumed about 20% less than with other boats", appreciates Jean-Baptiste Goulard. Figures that will remain to be confirmed during the first tides expected before the end of September. The trawler, rigged for deep-sea fishing, will leave for twelve days in western Brittany with four sailors aboard.

Full story courtesy of L'Ouest France.

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Your chance to join the UK Seafood Fund: Fisheries Industry Science Partnerships scheme



Around £10m of the funding will be allocated to a new Fisheries Industry Science Partnerships scheme

The government has unveiled the first instalment of its £100m UK Seafood Fund, which forms part of its ‘levelling up’ agenda.

Destined for fishing businesses across the UK, £24m would be used to develop technology, trial new gear and support “world-class” research to improve the productivity and long-term sustainability of the fishing industry, Defra said.

Around £10m of the funding would be allocated to a new Fisheries Industry Science Partnerships scheme, which aims to bring together seafood producers and universities or research institutes.

After initial engagement between industry and academia, the scheme will invite bids from 18 October for project funding of up to £300k to gather new data to bolster fisheries science and catching practices, as well as increase knowledge of the benefits and impacts of fish farming.

It is not yet clear how the remaining £14m will be distributed.

The other pillars of the government’s £100m UK Seafood Fund include infrastructure – with specifics to be announced this autumn – and skills and training.

Find out the funding available through the Fisheries Industry Science Partnerships (FISP) scheme and how to give feedback before applications open.

This guide is for people interested in applying for the Fisheries Industry Science Partnerships (FISP) scheme. Eligible applicants are:

  • sole traders engaged in commercial sea fishing 
  • organisations engaged in commercial or recreational sea fishing, aquaculture or processing 
  • universities or research institutes

You can find more information about which people and organisations are included in these categories on the FISP scheme page on BRAVO, Defra’s e-tendering system.

The FISP scheme is part of the UK Seafood Fund.

About the UK Seafood Fund 

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will manage the £100 million UK Seafood Fund to invest in the long term sustainability of the UK fisheries and seafood sector. The funding ends on 5 April 2024.

The fund’s objectives are to:

  • rejuvenate the fisheries and seafood sector 
  • take advantage of the UK’s additional fishing quota 
  • bring economic growth to coastal communities


The UK Seafood Fund is divided between:


  • science and innovation 
  • infrastructure 
  • skills and training

Defra will publish details of funding for infrastructure and skills and training when they are available.



About the FISP scheme

The FISP scheme and the existing Seafood Innovation Fund share the funding allocated to the science and innovation part of the UK Seafood Fund.

Apply for funding

To get funding, you must either bid competitively for a contract or apply for a grant.

Approximately £10 million will be available in contracts of up to £300,000. Grants of up to £20,000 to develop research proposals will also be available.

FISP will collect data to improve and share knowledge of fisheries and aquaculture to support sustainable fisheries management. This will be done through collaboration between the fishing and seafood industry and research institutes.

Applications for the FISP scheme must include a partnership between the UK seafood sector and a research institute.

The FISP scheme will open on 18 October 2021.

Defra will publish more guidance once the fund is open. Before that, you can attend an early engagement event, read the draft scheme documentation, and give feedback about the scheme.

Attend an early engagement event 

Defra is hosting an event on MS Teams at 2:30pm on 22 September 2021 to explain:

  • the scheme objectives 
  • how the funding works 
  • suitable project examples 
  • the application process 
  • funding timelines

You’ll get the opportunity to ask questions before the event using the BRAVO messaging system. Defra will share more information after the event on BRAVO. You’ll need to register on BRAVO to attend.


Register on BRAVO

Go to the BRAVO website.

Select ‘Register now’.

Accept the terms and conditions and select ‘Continue’. Enter your organisation and user details.

Make a note of the username you chose and select ‘Save’.

You’ll receive an email with your unique password, which you should keep secure.



If you need help, email help@bravosolution.co.uk or telephone 0800 368 4850.


Monday, 13 September 2021

Monday morning in Newlyn and the rain is late.


Plenty boxes of the fish that loves the sun found there way on to the market from the inshore boats working over the weekend...



along with red mullet...



and ray...



quality big squid from the Unity, the outer membrane so sought after by many chefs still intact...



baggsy some brill...



one seriously forlorn looking conger...



my Dory's got blue eyes...



with no beam trawl fish on the auction this morning it was up to the Unity to keep the merchants supplied with this popular fish...



along with Dovers of course...



sardines came courtesy of the Palagic Marskman...



while the handliners provided all of the morning's mackerel...



and a good run of pollack...



while others like the Tol-Bar...



weighed in with a few bass...



trawl doors come in all shapes...



and sizes...



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cuttlefish legacy...



the St Georges heads for the market to land...




joining the crabber Nicola of Ladram while the Ocean Pride takes ice...


and the Ygraine seeks out a berth to take gear ready for sailing...



latest fleet colours, from the Enterprise to the Cornishman



that's a whole lot of dredges to maintain...



not the sweetest lines...



big smiles from the big man himself, relief skipper Scotty and skipper Mario about to enjoy a few days off from the Rowse crabber Harriet Eve...



 there's not too many restaurants in Cornwall where you can sit and eat fish from caught by the boats in front of you.