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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Fine start to #FishyFriday in Newlyn


More evidence that work has commenced on the £1.7 million fish market refurbishment...


as four beam trawlers, a few inshore and one invisible netter provide the fish for Friday's market...


though this is the last time the grading machine will be seen here as it is due to be dismantled and moved to the other end of the market today...


when the current crop of big landings will see much more crowded floor in future as the market will be effectively half its present size...


so big trips of plaice...


turbot...


brill...


pouting...


and John Dory...


will take some fitting in to the space left...


a hazard of the cuttlefish season is the staining of the skin of some fish - the belly of flat fish are not affected as the top side which has a scaley finish...


that allows the ink to seep under the scales...


the ink gets everywhere including the market floor...


with chief auctioneer Ian prising every penny he can out of the assembled buyers with the price of cuttles going up in pence this morning he's looking for the next bid...


which goes down in the market book...


and wins a wry smile...


as the bidding starts all over again with only a handful of buyers bidding on the cuttles every penny counts...


so it looks like young Edwin is keeping his price close to his chest as the bidding starts again...


there's plenty of hake from the Govenek of Ladram...


along with a good shot of shiny haddock...


and even more pristine red gurnard...


on a flat calm morning...


the big scalloper Isla T...


so big she needs a set of steps to get up to the dredge table...


the Sapphire II has managed to get her broken derrick ashore for repair - a hazard of the job for any of the big beam trawlers if the happen to hitch fast with a following sea and tide.