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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Monk on Monday morning's market.


Head-on monk - Newlyn is the only major fishing port in the country where monk fish are tailed at sea - historically this is because the local fleet beam trawlers have small fishrooms and cutting off the head of the the monk - nearly two thirds by volume and weight of the fish - takes up much lees room and ice in the fishroom - there monk were from Replenish one of the Scottish prawn trawlers that landed their catches over the weekend - their prawns catches are graded and weighed as they catch them at sea and then sold via the internet direct to the processors in Scotland...


a Dartmouth Crab Company vivier lorry tops up with sea water in Newlyn...


no shortage of lights on the crabber - all round red over white means the vessel is engaged in fishing with fixed gear (nets or pots or longlines) - not that they should be left on when in the harbour...


time for the Girl Pamela to put her shellfish ashore...


while the Victoria Anne comes alongside the market.