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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Whitefish, big whitefish.


After last night's episode of Masterchef which featured none other than the country's most sustainable fish, hake!...


the professional chefs' skills test ton tonight's episode includes filleting a John Dory, always a challenge as the fillets are relatively small in proportion to the size of the fish and surrounded by a hard, bony frame - though the fillets themselves are free from any small bones...


haddock, the mainstay along with whiting of Scottish fish and chip shops - though these days more and more chippies are making use of hake...


in addition to the nation's favourite, cod...


responsibly fished here by the Britannia V...



one of the first vessels in the UK to sign up for the scheme and the star of this RFS promotional video from Seafish...


cod, referred to as 'green' by many fishermen contrasted with the much darker skin found on coley, coalfish or blackjack - one of the most popular fish in Germany...


by 7am the market is almost cleared...


there were a few good sized bass at the end of the auction this morning...


as the sun brought some light into the harbour...


and with a break in the weather the inshore boats took on bait and gear to make an early start...


while Alex and the crew of the port's biggest whitefish trawler, Crystal Sea...


have their work cut out on the end of the new quay...



as they repair...


two of their trawls...


a job which has kept them busy all...


through the night...


the tidy deck of the sardine boat Golden Harvest...


like the beam trawler, Cornshman waits for the crew to arrive before sailing.