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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Midweek fishing scene from newlyn


"Early one morning...


just as the sun was rising"...


at times like this anyone working in the industry can take a few moments just what it means to enjoy...


such a stunning workplace environment...


and even take time out to grab a photo on your phone like Sam here...


with so many cuttles still being landed the market is awash with sepia ink...


giving a very dark reflected surface in the morning light...


meanwhile, in the market, several hundred of boxes...


of hake from a record trip of nearly 500 from the Ajax have kept the buyers busy...


there were even a dozen boxes of jumbo mackerel in the landing...


the market also enjoyed supplies of inshore fish for the first time in days...


don't you just love those cuttles?, at least the black stain on the skin of the red mullet is purely cosmetic and superficial and does nothing to affect the flavour of these fantastic fish...


the Cornsihman was one of three beamers to land...


along with a token landing from the big Spanish trawler, Panamedio who has been making a habit of getting in her required UK landings in Newlyn over recent years in order to comply with her Flagship status


none of the fish was of high value...


like these big cod...


and pollack...


the bulk of her catch of megrim soles, monk and hake going by lorry back to a Spanish market...


just a few boxes of pollack...


haddock...


and other whitefish, though in this case they were blackjacks or coley...


some of the sardine boats are still fishing end-of-season fish as calls for a close season to the fishery mount......


fish fly off the market again...





the silvery skin of this fish...


can only have come from one boat this morning...


as the Algrie comes in to a market berth to...


quickly go through her gear before landing...


the heavy goods makes a left into the harbour lorry park......


not so long ago Keel Alley as it was known, was full of water and these properties were all waterfront dwellings... 


looks like a wheelhouse is under construction on the quay...


 as the Girl Pamela heads in to the iceworks berth.