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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Full-on #FishyFriday in Newlyn fish market!


 


The time of arrival dictates when fish from the boat is sold, first in first sold...


though only the boats over 10m or thereabouts get to have their names put on the landings board...


cod have wildly varying skin patterns...


the unmistakable boggle-eyed Bothick - or pout as it is more commonly known...


the Ladram sisters, Joy and Karen both landed their fish yesterday...


along with the beam trawler Billy Rowney, tree huge monk tails, no sign of any monk cheeks or livers on the market...


the mighty megrim season has yet to start in earnest...


perks for the net boats are roe from their big white fish like cod, pollack and ling...


ray bigger then a box...


another nice shot of red bream...


enough to keep Cefas busy collecting otolith and size data...


with their 125mm mesh the net boats won't have any problems with discards so big ling...


blackjacks...


and ray will continue to be the mainstay of their whitefish trips...


cold enough to keep all those hands in their pockets it seems as staff from St Ives based fish processor Matthew Stevens get a tour of the market to see where the bulk of their fish comes from...


bright red gills - pollack as fresh as it gets...


those big ling are always watching...


celebrating the extension of certification for MSC Certified Cornish Hake to Plymouth and Brixham fish auctions, the CFPO has commissioned special fish tallies to remind buyers of this highly rated fish...


more than enough to keep the buyers busy...


ready for distribution...


last of the net fish being sold before 7am...


just the cuttles to go...


with another blow on the way today will be the last chance for some of the smaller boats to get a few tows or hauls in...


decks all set for the next trip...


the run of poor weather is not helping the sardine boats either.