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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Hake, turbot and monk bound for the markets.


Not all fish makes the fish auction in Newlyn - some of the netters who fish for hake try and reduce the pressure on local buyers and send their fish to Brixham..


keeping the gear in order keeps the crew busy at sea and when the boat is in port...


especially on beam trawlers where the chain mat and trawl have to be inspected and repaired constantly to prevent the loss of fish and damage...


as the seasons change during the course of a year trawlers work different types of trawl - and for some this means changing the kind of trawl door they user...


here the Elisabeth Veronique lifts off the port side door...


on to the quay...


KoL back in port...


does her bit for keeping the North Atlantic liter-free...


while she fishes for hake, turbot and monk - skipper Simon Porter and his son Jamie, head chef at the St Moritz Hotel are seen here holding the coveted MSC Cornish Hake certification they and fourteen other local boats have just been awarded...  


no doubt we will be seeing more of this dynamic duo in the future from a real fishy family - Jamie's sister is a fishmonger in a well-know wet fish shop in Padstow...


next in is the Ajax making her way to the market after her latest hake trip.