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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Sunday night into Monday morning's fish market in Newlyn.


The fish market's solar panels are now soaking up the November sun...



as Phase II of the fish market refurbishment nears completion...



there are sill signs around the harbour giving voice to the concerns of some over the impending decision on what kind of Brexit will be imposed on the industry...



in the meantime it's business as usual, another batch of pots are made ready on the quay...



fast forward 12 hours and the market is full of fish...



may of which are logged by Gary...



using the latest in data collection tools developed by Cefas...



with fish from six beam trawlers both market halls are full...



each of them landing...



varying quantities...



of that most prized...



and highly valued flatfish...



the Dover Sole...



while the other market hall is mainly filled with hake and other big white fish from the three netters to land...



like this turbot...



hake...



and haddock from the Ajax...



along with hake from the Karen of Ladram...



other white fish...



and a species not often seen in the fishes of Great Britain posters...



two pairs of hands are better than one, the ever-chivalrous Sam gives Edwin a lending hand...



hake from the Karen of Ladram...



gets a closer check from auctioneer Ian and long-time buyer Godfrey from Trelawney Fish...



there's still not enough cuttles being landed to warrant using the tubs brought in to handle them in bulk...



which means that with so much fish in over the weekend and the limited space on the market floor which sees boxes stacked up to eight high...



not so with these line caught pollack...



the odd conger...



and a good run of medium sized mackerel in from the Bay of St Ives...



along with a few boxes of line caught bass...



squid...



and more bass...



and the odd bream...



more than enough to keep the buyers busy bidding...



there's still plenty of ray being landed...



and spurdogs from the netters...



to accompany some pollack so fresh they are covered in slime as if they have just come aboard...



spot the plaice...



and the smiling face...



and another brace of conger...



is it possible to spot the deliberate mistake...



on young Mr Nowell's fine shot of late-season John Dory...



as Gary logs the final few fish for the morning.