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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Mid-week market and more in Newlyn.


Name this large flatfish...



caught by the Imogen III...



along with this specimen tub gurnard...



and a pair of red mullet...



and this plaice, which, according to Cassell's Dictionary of Cooking published in 1892...



is now, as of May 1st in season, the book features nine recipes for plaice, just 1% of the number featured in the hefty tome...



which also includes these fish in season...



there's no mention of the Greater Weaver, despite its good eating...



these beauties still sporting the spines of their excruciating-pain-inducing dorsal fins should the unwary step on them as they lay buried in sandy beaches - Sennen and Gwenva being prime examples...



also sporting plenty of spines but of the non-toxic variety recipes for John Dory are also included in the book, though the fish at the time would not seem to be held in such high esteem as it is today judging by the rather basic recipes therein...



there's still poor picking with the mackerel boys...



though many of these handliners have been picking away at pollack instead...



while the inshore boats that landed today concentrated on bulk white fish like haddock...



the odd turbot...



and coley...



caught by that master of the 'pollack board'...



young Mr Smith with his fast boat, Maverick...



this is what happens to the hake nets used by the Nelwyn netting fleet when they are lost on the seabed - little chance of ghost fishing as the tide soon rolls the nets into a tight tangle...



retrieved along with some sort of electronic device, possibly weather balloon related - there's one released from near Camborne every day



the Rockabill Seafood lorry...



is equipped with viviers (seawater tanks supplied with air) for the purposes of shipping live shellfish like crab and lobster...



a portrait of the Imogen I...


once a familiar sight in Newlyn, owned and skippered by Dr Dory, young Roger Nowell...



not often you see a dead seagull in Newlyn...



plenty of timber used in the construction of the eco-friendly lifeboat house...



missing in any quantity from the catch logs of Cornish fishing boat for over forty years it would be a shame to see these amazing shellfish over-fished again - so IFCA are reminding everyone of the local by-laws designed to encourage stock growth...



looks like one of the port's most eco-aware fishermen is at sea again, to save his legs or lack of them, from the walk to and fro' home, Cap'n Cod takes the electric buggy down to the boat every day before heading off to sea with his handlines and rods...



won't be long long before the keys are handed over to Patch and the boys...



who much prefer to see these two boats exactly where they are now...



Galilee taking a little longer than 6 days to complete...



Dolphins, whales, porpoises and more are all commonly sighted form the local pleasure boats like the Mermaid II...



an excellent example of sign-writing on the punt, Mark & Jamie...



tiz spider season again...



Our Roseann, PH5547 a Plymouth stray...



Ocean Queen a classic Mevagissey tosher built by Pearns...



the gaps are quiet this morning...



let's hope that Brexit does not leave the fishing industry like this flag of protest...



sun's nearly up...



name the boats!