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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 26 January 2018

That #FishyFriday feeling


Summer must be coming, there's a brace of scallopers in Newlyn...


in the market there is not one box of big bass...


but half a dozen from the beam trawler Sapphire II...


along with a bog shot of white fish from the Britannia V...


a few smoothounds...


some perfectly pristine pollack...


magnificent monk...


and mackerel...


a handful of black bream...


and blackjacks or coley or saithe...


more bass...


plentiful plaice...


and a huge hauls of haddock...


some lovely ling...


and lemons...


and a few big John Dory...


according to the netter skippers, no matter where they shoot their nets they are catching haddock all round the Cornwall coast and out west - which would be fine if they had any quota - to put it in perspective - most of the hake netters have just landed their entire haddock quota for the year - this will be the bette-noir of the Landing Obligation due to come into force next year - as it will be the major #choke species to affect nearly every boat in the fleet...


meanwhile Falfish buyer Edwin points out which stacks of haddock he wants...


along with his gurnards...


and 13kg turbot...


a curly sole...


back in the black...


plenty of new deck plating going down below in the Nimrod.