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Fish Expo 2018




Friday, 27 April 2018

#FishyFriday in Newlyn, early morning to early evening.


Working from Newlyn, there are always a number of fishermen prepared to fish in different areas for certain species of fish at different times of the year as the seasons change and this year is no exception - the Plymouth based Boy Ethan is looking for lemons...



while the Bideford registered Aurelia is chasing quality groundfish along with lemons... 




the new fish market chill room provides superior storage for bulk trips as they are landed...




the instantly recognisable green boxes of Stevensons...




alongside the bright yellow Karen of Ladram, Sparkling Star as was boxes...





looking through from what will be the main chill room...




as Gary from Cefas finishes off the last of the Dover sole otolith gathering session for the morning...




and Spike manages a brave smile after spending several hours doing the same in the huge chill room, though it seems four layers of clothing and a thick woolly hat are still not sufficient to stave off the shivers - its looking like there's an opportunity for some insulated workwear supplier to keep the chaps warm under the glare of the new lights...




others are equally happy in their work it seems...




as auctioneer Ian gets it all down in his little black book...




with less than 30% of the entire market now available fish are now stacked by species...




shellfish like crab, lobster and crawfish can be kept alive under a damp cloth, not immersed in fresh water...




in addition to beam trawl fish the Scottish prawn boats landed good shots of brill...




plus fours...




while some of the sardine boats have switched gear and are now working tangle nets for ray...




whole monk...




haddock...




more haddock...




while one enterprising punt is trapping cuttles...




the odd shark finds its way aboard...




on the right is a thornback ray and on the left?..




the prawn boats often seem to pick away on John Dory from the Northwest Bank...




while the beam trawler Algrie  has settled in to a more summery fishery putting a good selection of big flats like brill and these turbot...




along with a mix of other quality round fish...




the market staff now have to makje sure there is enough space to walk between the stacked boxes so that the buyers can see the fish more easily...




another sardine boat, the Resolute has put net gear aboard and brought home a good shot of ray, ling...




and monk for their first trip...




there's two sides to every plaice...




hake, the fish that is changing the eating habits for many - now increasingly popular as a real alternative to cod and chips in your local chippy...




as such, most hake is now bought and sold to UK markets and not Spain who used to take more than 90% of the hake that was landed in Newlyn by the netting fleet...




the ever popular red mullet, found throughout the Mediterranean and in the waters off Cornwall...




Dover...




and megrim sole, the staple diet of the beam trawl fleet until drastically reduced quotas were imposed on UK boats fishing in ICES Area VII - all that may, or may not change when we 'take back control'...




Colin from Mousehole Fish makes his way back to the chill room...




leaving Lionel Washer to do what he does best...




"going on the hard" - what you say when you put the boat somewhere that will dry out as the tide drops - normally to carry out some sort or work below the waterline...



new boxes...




 for the new boat,  Amanda...


heading down the harbour to the fish market...


the Stelissa eases into a landing berth...


Delta Dawn III crabber now working from Newlyn...


poor weather and boats in between trips fill the quaysides...


in the harbour...


looks like its time the old Pilot House was...


given a new lease of life, or at least a lick of paint, looks good for any visiting artists though...


back in Newlyn again, Revival, one of the Scottish prawn boats...


yet more new parlour pots set to join the growing fleet of pots out there...


scaffolding and site offices have now moved to the western end of Newlyn fish market...



as the main market roof has now been replaced with 'zero-maintenance-sea-gull-repellent' sheeting...


making landing time that much more efficient for botas like the hake netter Ajax...


now taking on bags of replacement net...


under Matt's watchful eye and Aaron's steady hand...


in a week filled with political wind, another windfarm cat takes a berth for refueling.