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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Thursday morning market in Newlyn - some prices jump - slightly!


Plenty of fish again on the market this morning...


large ling...


and plenty of pollack which saw a doubling in price to around £1.00 per kilo - hardly a good return for the boats concerned when pollack normally makes anything from £3.50 to £4.50 a kilo...


a beam trawl trip brought much needed quality flats...


monk, megrims and Dover soles to the market, all making around 30% or more less than an average market...


haddock also dropped in price... 


while mackerel prices held...


those huge inky stains on the market floor mean that another big trip of cuttles was landed - though this is one fish that UK consumers could do with being encouraged to buy as an excellent squid substitute - many people prefer cuttlefish, it is sweeter in flavour...


a full trip of whitefish for Friday's market...


buyers were constantly taking and  making calls to make sure that all the fish was sold at a fair price...


all grades of hake rose slightly...


though it is already apparent that the number of buyers has halved over the course of the week...


and to my left...


fish about to go for packing...


as more boats are tied up uncertain that they will be able to sell the fish that they catch - worrying times for all concerned.