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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 21 March 2016

Mayhem on Monday morning's market as a harbour box shortage forces fishermen to use their own boxes to lay out their fish for auction.




All in order of sale, beam trawlers, inshore trawlers, gill netters and handliners, it's a bustling market...


full from end-to-end with fish this morning...


let's hope small mackerel make more than 20p a kilo for the handliners




as not many of the fish are this big...



all grist to the mill for Gary gathering data...



big flat fishing for the likes of the Imogen II and the Harvest Reaper...



and with so many boats landing there would appear to be a huge shortage of market boxes - many of the boats being forced into using their own boxes to lay their fish out for auction...



that's a lot of monk cheeks...


from the Karen of Ladram and her trip of white fish...



 and hake...



by weight, this is probably the biggest market this year...



with space limited everywhere...




prime fish like these bream...


and some cracking haddock...




along with signs of summer, a scattering of mature scad...



Girl Pamela heads for the gaps...




and back out to sea...



the quest for more data continues...

video

closely followed by young Mr Roberts of the Bonnie Grace...


Silvery Sea heading for a crane at the market to take on board more nets...



not one but two lifebaots on passage - the grown up one is the relief lifeboat 17-46 Margaret Joan and Fred Nye and the smaller is Ilfracombe's Shannon class 13-09...



Barry and Peggy High Foundation on passgae to Poole...



pots at the ready for the Emma Louise...



while it looks like the man from the Galilee has some more carpentry work still to do...



basking in the morning sun, the relief lifeboat Osier...



while out in the Bay a small fleet of handline boats get in a morning's mackerel fishing - this winter the big pelagic boats fishing for mackerel off the west coast of Ireland have reported shoals over 6 miles long!