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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Flooded with fish on #FishyFriday, and a little drop of rain too!


Cool cod...


delicious Dory...


all get logged by Cefas collecting landing data...


and this morning there is plenty of fish to chose fromt...


 with big trips from four of the port's beam trawl fleet...


though it is a case of horses for courses when it comes to certain kinds of fish and the method employed by the boat to fish - in this instance, two hake are the entire catch of the beam trawler Resurgam after a week at sea - that is why the port has developed a fleet of gill netters to catch hake and big white fish like pollack...


beam trawlers successfully target fish like these brill that hug the seabed much more closely than free swimming predatory hake...


and turbot...


gurnard...


monk...

and megrims...



and more brill from the Sapphire II...


at the other end of the market there are plenty of fish from the netter Ajax...


to keep the buyers busy checking what they can pay...


with fish being landed in every major European port this morning prices are not likely to be especially high...


 even for quality fish like hake...


and there is plenty more yet to sell...


keeping in the black not the red...


and this time there are two cracking bream - one gilt-nosed...


the other is Couch's bream, easily identifiable by the white tips on the tail...


and the gold or gilt band across the nose of the bream...


enough to put a smile on all the market faces this morning...


as the last of the fish ate tagged...


the netter Silver dawn makes it back into port to land.