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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Comings and goings over the last few days in Newlyn.


Brand new Shannon class RNLI 13-23 stooped in Nelwyn overnight on her way to take up station in Girvan...


classic punt shot...


a beamer's work is never done, going through the gear prior to sailing...


work on the new inshore crabber has picked up over the last few days...


with most of the new deck in place...


along with the vivier tank...


while up ahead the latest sardine boat to join the fleet has plenty of work to do on the afterdeck...


just back from Falmouth, Pelagic Marksman waits for the next trip...


signs that fishing is truly pan-European is self-evident on the waiting transport for fish...


as a quick glance at the logos employed on the trailer units...


clearly indicates the distribution lines to other EU countries as being core to their business...


after two hard days battling strong to gale force winds the Rowse crabber Intuition is back in port landing well over 10 tons of brown crab...


into the back of the vivier lorry...


with skipper Ben Rowse keeping an eye on things...


as the fish go ashore...


in between heavy chilly, wintry showers...


the bongos of crabs keep coming...


good news for the latest skipper to join the fleet, Nigel Taylor who is currently undergoing his 5 week induction after 30 years away from the job has now fished with three generations of the Rowse family having started as a learner decky aboard the Julian Paul with Ben's grandfather Mike Rowse...


not that the guys on the vivier lorry sorting the crab are aware of this...


as the bongos keep coming...


as the last of the crab get picked form the dry vivier...


young Ben is his Christmas hat powers the fish ashore...


down the quay, visiting crabber Emma Jane...


door change time for the Crystal Sea...


and on the end of the quay, the huge Dutch beamer, Op Hoop Van Zegen...


goes through the task of keeping each beam trawl in working order.