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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Monday morning's market is full of fresh fish and #openforbusiness in Cornwall


Looking very sorry for herself, the Children's Friend heels heavily against the quay on the hard in front of the harbour offices - work will resume today to make her watertight and re-float her...



a busy Monday morning market included a good shot of ray...



Cornish haddock which is in much abundance and the subject of a huge debate over the inability of the quota system to acknowledge changing stock levels - possibly through poor data collection in the first instance...



luuuuuvly lemons...



some thing s move just too fast even at this hour of the morning on the market...



while the bidding process is somewhat more sedentary...



evidence that a seal had visited the Gary M's gear - seals usually just take a huge bite out of the belly or loin of fish thereby rendering that part of the body unsaleable - hence these boxes of tail pieces up for auction...



a mixed box of odds 'n sods...



it's the time of year when fans of fish roe get moist eyes...



making a note of the last bid, auctioneer Ian conducts...



there are still a few tubs of cuttles to tempt the beamers to fill their boxes with black gold though nothing like as abundant as they were two years ago...



yet another damaged pot waits on the quay from the Rowse crabbing fleet - flagship Emma Louise will be joined later this year by a sister ship currently being fitted out 'up country'...



waning moon over Newlyn set off against a sky heavy with cloud.