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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Newlyn's first fish auction for 2019.


Resting alongside the fish market while the guys enjoy a big cooked breakfast after landing in the early hours...


the netter, Joy of Ladram then returns back out to sea again to fish some fifty-odd miles south of Newlyn...


meanwhile, with the market stacked out with fish after a weekend of fine weather...


the buyers are ushered into the smallest chillroom of the market for the first time...


it must have been a long night sorting and grading...


but there's no mistaking this Dover sole...


or monk tail...


or pollack...


but name this big flatfish...


there's plenty of ray on the grounds for the boats at this time of year...


as is the case with haddock - the big danger fish for boats now having to comply fully with the Landing Obligation that came into force as of yesterday...



as discussed on Radio Cornwall's breakfast show by Lord Krebs talking to James Churchfield about the findings of the Lord's Environmental Committee hearing in which Lord Krebs said there had been much "sitting on hands" by those involved - despite fishermen making it very clear over the last five years since the discards ban was proposed that it would be totally impracticable in mixed fisheries of the kind the majority of boats in the South West work in...


stacked up to ten high the first market of 2019 is awash with fish...


like these ray wings from the inshore trawler Elisabeth Veronique...


or pollack from the mighty Girl Pamela...


Roger on the Imogen III took full advantage of the fine weather to land a bumper trip of trawl fish...


while some of the small inshore boats got lucky with mixed hauls of bass and bream in with their mackerel...


with a few gilt-nosed bream being landed too...


line caught mackerel filled half the market this morning...


to compete with the inshore trawl fish...


while the buyers concentrated their minds on 200 boxes


of hake from the netter, Ajax...


and with so much fish on the market the boat used its own boxes such was the demand...


a good mix of inshore trawl fish...


filled the rest of the market floor...


and fish like these cracking red bream...


spider crab...


and thornback ray just added to the list of over 40 different species of fish that were due to be auctioned...


including these totally tropical looking cuckoo wrasse...


hopefully it won't be long before phase II of the market refurbishment is completed.