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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 21 February 2014

At last - it's a fish-filled full-on #FishyFriday in Newlyn!


Many magnifique megrims...


with the fish market #openforbusiness...


and a big trip of mink from the Trevessa IV...


most fish have swim bladders which can be filled with air and deflated to allow them to regulate the depth they swim at comfortably - when they are caught by fishing gear and brought to the surface much more quickly than if happened naturally the air in the bladder expands to rapidly for it to be absorbed back into the bloodstream of the fish - that is why fishing boats cannot just return a large catch of unwanted fish back to the sea even though they are still alive...


big beautiful bass...


the pressure is on to clear the sale floor...


Gary M was one of the netters...


 to land a good mixed trip of whitefish...


which kept the buyers busy bidding...


while some fish were still being put through the grader...


and tallied up...


outside the forklifts are lifting...


under some pretty dramatic skies away to the north...


the biggest wind turbine service cat to visit the harbour yet...


not a good sign on the Sapphire II, her deck is still devoid of any fishing gear which means her winch is still out of action...


well not even a morning star actually but Venus...


plenty of work for the crabbing boats to put their fleets of pots back in working order...


no chance of 'ghost fishing' for these tightly rolled nets.