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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Wednesday fish on Newlyn auction.


Last evening, the netter Briatnnia V is just returning to her berth after putting ashore her hake catch...


and you can tell from the lighting down the quay...


that there was some heavy precipitation as the Met Office is wont to call rain...


this morning it looks as it there were no boats to be auctioned, but, keeping up the age old Newlyn tradition of not acknowledging boats that fish with nets (as opposed to trawls or beam trawls)... 


there were about 800 boxes of fish from four netters starting with the New Harmony...


who landed some cracking whiting...


and monk tails...


while the Britannia V put ashore one of the biggest landings of haddocks in memory...


along with pollack form the Karen of Ladram...


at this time of year the boats like to keep the best of the roes...


from big whitefish like pollack from the inshore netter, Girl Pamela...


which brought the buyers out of the fridge...


all keen to bid on the busy market...


with the price of hake for this morning's boats almost halving from Monday's very expensive start to the week due to the country being largely deprived of quality fish thanks to widespread North East Atlantic gales...


making the MSC Certified hake...


the stand-out fish of the morning auction...


the lights on the boats signs of an ealry muster for some of the crews.