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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Tuesday night Wednesday morning - not quiet Sillitoe


Wednesday evening - Moray Endeavour is up on the slip...


with the chain block in place to support the shaft and propeller...


after she pulled just a small section of trawl net into her prop...



polypropylene has a relatively low melting point, especially under pressure so it only takes a short time for the entangled mesh to melt around the shaft - and go solid...


scrap, several boat's worth of anodes lay on the slip...


Newlyn is by far the busiest fishing port in the UK...


looks like the big one is well in the lead a quarter of the way through the season...


another visiting trawler, the Angelina from Brixham...


one of the boys on the Shekinah contemplating the world form the bow...


Tuesday morning - all trawl fish this morning - and the invisible netter (Karen of Ladram) of course - still not clear why the netters don't figure on the landings board...


a few good ray...


a handful of handline mullet means summer is on the way...


big boats catch big cod...


while the inshore trawlers love their lemons...


and, to save space and ice in the fishroom, often 'wing' their rays - which is how these fish were dried years ago in the coves around Cornwall...


on the move...


the angler (monk) fish and his fishing 'rod', monkfish liver is popular as sashimi in Japan...


fish from the invisible netter, Karen of Ladram...


room with a view...


pressure washing the netter, Stelissa...


happy in his work...


greater black-back in search of breakfast...


a day's fishing for scrap on the harbour bottom produced this pile of old tyre fenders...


the latest in fresh water dispensing technology...


working on the gear aboard the Replenish...


#gooddesign no chance of this liferaft getting snagged in the event.