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Friday, 15 January 2016

Fintastic #FishyFriday is here!


Feeling the weather, #FishyFriday finds Newlyn short of the piscine pleasure this morning with just a few dozen boxes from a handful of inshore boats working in the lee of the Lizard...


so the quality of fish like these red gurnards...


red mullet...


bass...


mackerel...


and grey mullet...


mean all these are Grade A...


top draw fish...


spot the difference, top herring, bottom Cornish sardine...


more than a Longhsot...


for these bass too...


and mackerel...


the only Newlyn boat to make a landing was the ever-resourceful Imogen II...


with a single haul made before the weather cut short the day's trawling in the Bay...


with just a handful of boxes to sample...


Gary from Cefas makers light work, first making a small incision inside the gut cavity... 


before using a pair of tweezers to remove the otolith...


and input the length data...


just one of the boats landing to Nwlyn...


it's a family affair...


with a closer look at the working deck on one of Rowse's crabbers - unlike other fishing vessels the fish hold or 'vivier' is not protected by a hatch coaming as the hold is itself ope to the sea below the waterline in order to facilitate the flow of oxygenated water around tons of crab while the boat is at sea...


contrast that to the beam trawler Sapphire where the fish pounds and fishroom hatch are well protected from incoming seas...



all set for the next day at sea.