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Friday, 30 November 2018

Brexit discussions in Newlyn make national TV on the final #FishyFriday in November.


Filming me filming you; Folk FilmsLuke Pavey, who is currently making a BBC2 documentary on the fishing industry films ...

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John Maguire
doing his first piece for BBC Breakfast's first of its Brexit reports from Newlyn this morning talking to harbourmaster Rob Parsons and Malcolm Bell from Visit Cornwall...




with gales hitting the south west earlier in the week FishyFriday's market saw only a handful of boxes of fish like these plaice


monk tails...


Dover sole...


and a few cod on the market from shortened trips by two beam trawlers...


out side the market the BBC's Breakfast show crew were busy sending the next of  their live reports from the quay...


this time interviewing the CFPO's very own Paul Trebilcock and...



A-level Politics students...


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Harry Doyle, Caitlin Trevithick and John Stephens from nearby Penwith College...



crabbers like the Nimrod skippered by Ben Rowse were taking on stores ready to sail...


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as John Maguire interviewed local farmer, Jeremy Hosking and fisheries campaigner, Deborah Cowley...


while the resident harbour turnstones were busy looking for breakfast scraps...


as the netter Ajax took on boxes and ice ready for her next trip...


further down the quay crew on the netter Govenek of Ladram were about to sail...


while the beam trawler Aaltje Adriaante had her deck gear greased up ready for the next trip...


work continues on rebuilding the Galilee...


as young Charles on the St Georges took time out from repairing her starboard side beam trawl chain mat to pose for the camera...


the Sapphire III was busy taking boxes back on board...


as the rest of the fleet prepared to sail once again...


after taking ice...


its not only fish the boats trawl up, sometimes the crabbers et lucky and a lost string of puts is picked up and returned ashore to be overhauled before going back to sea again...


the final phase of the market refurbishment is nearing completion...


as Jamie Roberts drives in...


 to pick up another tub of sardines...


from the Resolute...


the fish are brailed ashore...


400 kilos at a time...


and dropped in tubs filled with iced-water...


with sardines from the Serene undergoing the same process...


what with all the uncertainties of Brexit on top of all the frenetic activity of another day running England's busiest fishing port, harbourmaster Rob Parsons is in thoughtful mode this morning.