Live AIS VesselTracker

Track the Newlyn fishing fleet at sea.

powered by vesseltracker.com

Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 31 October 2014

Tiz #FishyFriday in Newlyn


Happiness is #hake for the Govenek of Ladram with her trip filling half of the western end of the market this morning...


with the mesh size 150 mm (6 inches) the catch consists of fish weighing at least 2kg plus...


graded on the market by hand...


to keep the quality as high as possible...


with a good selection of the fish weighing in close to a stone in old money (6.2 Kg)...


and handful of fish making 6 kilos plus...


the number of John Dory in her catch means their must be a good recruitment of these fish in the Western Approaches...


a film crew capture the collection of catch data and otolith retrieval on the market as they make a video to support Seafood Cornwall with its educational programme Net to Plate for Cornish schools...


bass always put a smile on a trawler skipper's face...


and the handliner's too...


the beam trawlers, contrary to current data are seeing more and more monk fish all over the grounds in Area VII...


while these plaice are still showing in many places...


not the common squid the boats are catching but Todarodes sagittatus...


conger eel makes for fantastic fish cakes with its firm fibery flesh...


basking in the harbour light, the latest addition to the growing Newlyn fleet, the Ajax PZ36...


a good sign with the latest sardine boat the Mayflower, yet to make her maiden voyage now has her net aboard after the net bin was modified.