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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 10 May 2019

Tiz the second #FishyFriday in May!


With summer on the way fish like these red mullet come into season, just made for a side-salad or mediterranean recipe...



so, too scallops begin to be landed by more boats in the south west...



more unusual fish like these megrim sole look-alikes or witches...



and John Dory...



and brill make a welcome addition to the dining table...



to supplement the bread-and-butter fish of summer beam-trawl hauls of megrim soles...



monk tails...




Dover sole...



and end-of-season lemon soles...



while more adventurous diners might want to get to grips with lesser known fruits of the seas like these sea urchins...



or thornback ray...



or maybe a few langoustine...



a superb line-caught bass, this one caught by the ever-cheerful Ryan Ladd...



or even the snake-like conger which make great fish pies or classic fish stew dishes like bouillabaisse...



stacked and ready to go...



one visiting scalloper lays ahead of the Annie-May waiting for the ice machine to warm up so she can take ice...





before she heads away to sea...



this time of year sees the smaller handline boats pick p good shots of mackerel - as for the umpteenth year running there are, as yet, still no sings of a Spring mackerel fishery...



the cloud cover this morning is deceptive as they have forecast heavy showers heading in this afternoon...



it takes two to tango and two to deliver a beam trawl derrick...



St Michael's Mount in a blaze of morning sunshine...



which served only to highlight just how quickly rust breaks through on the beam trawlers and made look as though they are decades old...



there's a new gallery in town for lovers of marine inspired art...



the Thomas Henry Gallery...



which features work from contemporary American and local artists like ex-fisherman Robert Jones...



Seafood Cornwall Training's front door is now eminently visible...



steaming off to catch a dream...



away anchored up in deep water in the bay is one of the world's largest heavy-ift vessels, Boka Vanguard. Owners Boskalis is about to set a new record and create another new horizon. The BOKA Vanguard, the world’s largest semi-submersible heavy lift vessel of Boskalis, is currently getting ready to load a 90,000 ton Floating Production, Storage and Offloading platform. This is equivalent to the weight of approximately 300 Boeing 747s making this the heaviest cargo ever to be transported by a semi-submersible heavy lift vessel. Until recently, the BOKA Vanguard was known as the Dockwise Vanguard. The renaming and subsequent rebranding of the vessel marks the start of the process to present the company’s integrated service portfolio for the Offshore Energy sector under a single brand name.