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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Surprising number of haddocks on the market considering fishermen are "scraping the barrel"


Here's the thing, the biggest stock of fish by weight in the North East Atlantic is probably mackerel - yet boats from Newlyn all the way up the the Isle of Wight are reporting very low catches...


conversely, haddock - mentioned as one of the fish that fishermen are "scraping the barrel" for are in increasingly abundant catches in the south west...


yet even small inshore boats (historically recording low catches when day hauling until recent years) are finding them by far the greatest quantity by weight when they haul their trawls...


bound for the fish shops 'up country'...


de-rigeur transport for an engineers, nice one Tom...


about to take ice...


there's a day's work ahead for the Valhalla crew...


 with one of her trawls to mend...


Ocean Pride bound up the harbour for ice...


part of the superb transport network that sees fish distributed around the UK within hours of being sold...


Cornish Sardine hero Nick Howell discusses the finer points of sardine life with Jay Rayner...


as they prepare a piece to camera for BBC's One Show to be transmitted later this summer...


loading an insulated tub of sardines aboard the transport...


some may even end up as the classic tinned version.