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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Cornish sardine season starts with a bang!


A is for Asthore, one of four boats to land overnight the first shots of sardines for the season in Newlyn...


skipper Dan driving the forklift ...


is all but done and dusted on the Pride of Cornwall with his first shot...
    

the 3m stern mark shows she is well laden...


almost all inshore trawl fish this morning...


so lemons...


hake...


John Dory...


Dovers...


red mullet...


along with some net caught hake...


and a handful of langoustine form the beam trawler WSS...


to aid provenance, it seems some of the punts have taken to naming their shellfish now


Gary is keen to show off his new party trick, levitating fish to market superintendent Lionel, 


while the buyers take not of the auctioneers pointers on quality...


scraping the last bucket of fish from the bowels of the boat...


another member of the Ocean Fish...


three of the sardine boats at the market...


with Lionel keeping an eye in things...


the sardine boat Mayflower sits squarely in the water.