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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Mid-week market in Newlyn

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When conditions are deceptive, although there is barely a breath of wind in the harbour the signs overhead tell a different story...


looks like preparations are in hand to begin work on the fish market's major upgrade...



keeping the buyers informed - good to see ALL the vessels with fish on the market make it on the arrivals board this morning...



and there is plenty of fish too...



and more than enough to keep the Cefas staff busy taking otolith samples and length measurements of species...



like plaice...



of which the beam trawler Cornishman landed the biggest trip of them seen on the market for many years...



where there's plaice there's no monk or megrims...



so its eyes down for the length data being collected...



other big flats included a few boxes of turbot...



a handful of reds...



an odd hake...



late landing for an inshore boat putting in the tows before the weather closes in later...



it's that bass time of year and the handliner Cynthia  came up trumps - Mr Astley will no doubt be itching to get back to sea and stuck into the bass... 



Nigel picked up a nice touch of JDs yesterday...



fresh blood, a sure sign of the freshness of the catch...



tons of cuttles...



and even auctioneer Ian looks surprised as the price paid by young Edwin for FalFish stays well above £4 a kilo - though Brixham market saw 75 tons on Monday's market alone this week!...


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this is what cuttlefish look like (video clip courtesy of Brixham Fish Market)just after they get released from the cod end of the beam trawler's nets...



the 'umble scad...



the 'ansum 'ake...



and the delicious 'erring...



ex-fisherman, Mr Bullus still maintains his sense of humour at Celtic Fish & Game...




the scallopers are back in town...



big boats need big hydraulic motors - and plenty of oil to run them...



to lift those 17 dredges a side...



sterns don't come much bigger...



slowly slowly with the forklift...


temporary refrigerated storage has arrived for the fish market's refurb.