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Friday, 11 October 2019

In Newlyn it's #FishyFriday and the final day of Seafood Week.

Seafish's Fish is the Dish website tells us that there are 120 varieties of seafood -  Newlyn, the UK's most diverse port for landings often has over 50 species landed ready for auction.


But today is #FishyFriday so what better way to end Seafood Week's Fish and Chips day than with a bumper trip...


of MSC Certified Cornish hake...


from the netter Stelissa and a reminder to every fish and chip up and down the land to give hake a go as a totally suitable alternative to cod - many fish and chip Cornish fish and chips shops have already been converted...


the pristine white flesh of a flatfish, but which species?..


if you can't run to the expense of the bass, the king f fish then big tub gurnards make an cracking alternative if you want to re-create that classic dish, whole fish baked buried in sea salt...


these scallops from the beam trawler Trevessa IV arrived too late for Monday's fish dish of the day...


a bit late in the year but there's another Mediterranean octopus on the market, more signs that rising sea temperatures are having a direct effect on the spread of species more normally associated with the warmer more southerly waters...


not so the case for over Soles which remain one of the top species of fish targeted by the local beam trawl fleet...


as are monk...


and plaice...


their might be plenty of hair nets in this shot but CFPO's Andy Wheeler gives staff and students the low down on how one Newlyn fisherman refuses to use nets to catch his bass but instead relies solely on lines, lures, poles and a great deal of knowledge built up over years of inshore fishing from his punt...


and that can only mean one man of course...



 that man Cod and his trusty apprentice fisherman Jamie aboard the Butts...


yesterday's lull in the weather allowed a few of the mackerel boats to pitch in with landings...


which also meant that the visiting University of Exeter students from the Penryn campus were able to witness the fish auction in full flow...


there's two sides to every flatfish, most species have white undersides and some sort of skin pattern on top that helps camouflage them for protection against larger predators...


St Just Rugby Club enjoys financial support from a number of local businesses including one of the country's leading animation houses, Spider Eye...


if you have never tried scad, a fish in the same family as mackerel, herring and sardines give them a go using any of the recipes typically used for oily fish...


no Newlyn fish auction would be complete without haddock - and several local merchants, like Fresh Cornish Fish smoke them too!