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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Fishing the Filadelfia way.



Tracked by VesselTracker's excellent cockpit view which also graphs the speed of the boat, last week the beam trawler, Filadelfia sailed from Newlyn for the fishing grounds deep off Pendeen...


and was joined by several other beam trawlers...


all working similar ground...


by far the largest volume of the catch, by weight, were these 115 boxes...


 (now tubbed) of cuttles...


which left their mark on the market floor...


some even tried to escape...


in addition to the cuttles a few squid were landed along with...


several hundred kilos of small ray...



a solitary conger...

brill...


hake...


whiting...


pollack...


ling...


John Dory...


monk tails...


turbot...


tub gurnard...


red gurnard...


grey gurnard...


cuckoo ray...


spotted ray...


thornback ray...


scallops...


sand sole...


plaice...


haddock...


lemon sole...


monk tails...


Dover sole...


megrim sole...


in five grades...


cod...


red mullet...


and bass...


in all, 29 different species of fish from a single trip...


more than enough to keep the merchants busy...


on this dark morning...


there were a few other boxes mainly from a couple of inshore boats landing ray...


and more ray...


and a few plaice...


PJ and the Silver Sea heading for the hard...


as the forklifts move in to take away the fish.