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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 3 June 2019

Monday morning fish auction in Newlyn.





A huge shift in the weather in the last 24 hours as Monday morning's market starts under clear blue skies...



with each market chill-room filled end-to-end with fish...



which included this big shot of turbot from the Amanda of Ladram...



her catch also included a good run of big thornback ray...



a by-catch of big crab claws...



and a good shot of hake to go with the big prime flats...



like these brill...



the netter Ygraine also landed a good shot of turbot too...



and a few of these voracious MSC Certified predators of the sea...



while the trawler Imogen III managed an excellent shot of ray...



to go with his much beloved John Dory...



still relatively rare, a good sized Mediterranean octopus...



there's only one fish that with skin like this...



with so much fish to be measured and otoliths to be collected  Gary from Cefas is glad to have some help this morning...



measuring the length of hundreds of megrims...



caught by the beam trawler Sapphire II stacked high on the market floor...



allowing Gary to log yet more plaice, though the process is now much faster using a light pen...



and modified tablet...



it's the time of year when scallops make an appearance in ever-increasing quantities...



yet more hake came from the netter, Stelissa...



along with monk tails...



and even more turbot...



late season whitefish roes by the kilo...



and whole monk landed by the Scottish prawn trawler, Vision...



in addition to a few boxes of big haddock...



the netter Ajax landed a huge trip of hake...



helping to fill the western chill room...



while a handful of buyers bought their way through a few boxes of line caught fish in the smallest chill room, normally full of mackerel but there is still no sign of these fast swimming fish with the guys and the hooks...



fastidious about the quality of their fish, the boys on the Annie May take insulated tubs to sea with them in which to keep the catch in slush ice...



likewise the netter Ygraine lands fish of the highest quality from short wreck and rough ground trips...



the business end of Dr Dory's Imogen III...



liking the embroidered Through the Gaps logo (and here's hoping that young Mr Stevens on the Crystal Sea doesn't change the colour scheme for the new build - again!) on the new workcoat from eXhibit1 work and leisure-wear...



sometimes a black & white image does the scene more justice...



"when I grow up I want to be one of those", says inshore trawler Still Waters to the big Spanish stern trawler, Sanamedio...



coming slowly up the slip...



the beam trawler, Admiral Gordon...



for her annual bottom scrub...



checking that she's sitting correctly in the cradle...



before she dries out..,.



and her old anodes are replaced and join the pile on the slip...



the waiting lorry reverses into position...



to land the big Spanish owned trawler...



on a glorious morning...



the rebuilt lugger Ripple joins the list of boats undergoing paint-ups...



built for speed not comfort...




smallest of the visiting Scottish prawn trawlers heads for the fish market to land...




of course, as a Flag of Convenience fishing vessel the Sanamedio is actually a registered British fishing vessel...



and therefore, correctly, entitled to hoist the red ensign when in port.