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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Monday morning market mayhem!


This mornings dawning sky has a distinctly watery look to it...


though the harbour looking southwards looks benign enough, time will tell...


despite there being only the one beam trawler putting fish on the market this morning the landings board was full with fish from 18 boats..


including the netter, Ygraine...


and the port's pollack handline specialist, Sea Spray...


there were boxes as far as they eye can see...


big fish were very much in evidence including two good shots of ray...


and turbot from netters using different kinds of gear fishing different areas...


giving the buyers plenty to choose from...


many of the local fleet like the Brit are members of the Seafish Responsible Fishing Scheme - currently we are waiting for news of a Responsible Fishing Scheme for ports which will help guarantee the quality of fish and greatly simplify the amount of administration required to do so...


along with the netters several of the visiting fleet of big Scottish trawlers landed over the weekend - hence the ray being winged to ease the task of boxing such big fish...


with the boats fishing west of the Scillys some of its local residents have put in an appearance, like these zulus...


plenty of a fish far more familiar to the kilted Celtic cousins, whiting...


more signs that summer is on the way with an increase in the number of John Dory being put ashore...


other white fish like haddock...


and megrim are more familiar to the local fleet...


while a perennial favourite of the BBQ brigade are red mullet from the ex-French stern trawler, Nicola Anne...


another fish found further west, but a little magic is needed to identify these beauties...


fish inhabiting different locations tend to blend in with the bottom type they live on, hence the difference in colour exhibited by these Dover sole...


down the quay the Joy of Ladram takes on new nets...


chain saws make light work of sawing these big tree trunks...


being used to provide new quay fenders...


detail of the rubbing strip...


kind of dog-like features on some...


the skies over Mount's Bay were busy enough with passing air traffic it seems.