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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Unity - the largest whitefish trawler to work from Newlyn

At 28m in length and 287 tons the newly registered Unity is one of the largest...

twin-rig whitefish demersal trawlers ever to work form Newlyn...

Last week she steamed down from her home port of Kilkeel after being fitted out in Bangor...

and is currently trawling south of the Wolf off Lands End - the AIS speed chart courtesy of VesselTracker clearly shows the pattern of hauling and shooting - each period of low speed towing at around 3 knots preceded by a short burst at full-speed while the trawls are shot away.