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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 24 February 2017

A full-on #FishyFriday in Newlyn


Two beam trawler trips were somewhat dwarfed by the volume...



of net fish landed this #FishyFriday morning...



which gave cause for as wry little smile to spread across the face of head auctioneer Ian...



bass bursting with eggs, it's that time of year when these beautiful fish head for their favourite spawning ground...



about the same time as the cuttle season draws to a close...



all the netters are landing trips of good hake...



and all of them endorsed by the MSC and certified as an entirely sustainable fish stock...



sustainability does not come much higher than handline caught mackerel, so it is good to see the guys still putting good landings ashore...



storm Doris barely stayed for a day this far south and west so this morning had a Spring-like feel to it...



as box after box of top quality fish where whisked away from the market...



leaving the local gulls buzzing the harbour for any scraps...



contrasted against the fleet of modern, steel, fully shelterdecked netters, the once proud Excellent awaits her fate...



basking in the morning sun, the Cornish Ice Company...



let it be known that it has its AGM next Thursday...



Ajax, Karen, Britannia V, Joy, four of the port's finest netters, the diversity of names reflecting the diversity of their skippers...



scalloper, Le Men Du puts in an early appearance



all hands hoping the end will be in their vicinity...



there's a few hours work still to be done on this bottom trawl...



St Ives lifeboat at rest...



the wheels on the beam go round and round - fuel saving device on the Admiral Gordon's beam trawls.