Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Langouste Rose landed only for the second time in Newlyn..



Not where you want your yacht to end up in a strong sou'westerly blow - the one person aboard was helped ashore by coastguard volunteers during the night...

visiting stern trawler KCJ Rose from Brixham...


local inshore trawlers take on fuel and wait for the weather to moderate...


visiting Brixham scalloper Our Pamela Jill...


it's a pretty grey day in Newlyn this morning...

though that won't stop the boys on the Govenek of Ladram from mending a tier or two of nets...


charismatic traditional art of the signwriter...


between showers...


luckily the weather has been fine up to now and allowed the St Ives lugger Barnabas to have her hull painted above and below the waterline...


for the first time in Newlyn a three day trip of Langouste Rose or Palinurus Mauritanicus was landed by the Joy of Ladram...


with only the very biggest of the hauls being retained on board for Karl...


and the South West Shellfish company...


each box carefully weighed...


and covered with a damp sack for transport, these differ significantly in colour compared to the native crawfish or Langouste Rouge


they were once fished in huge quantities by French boats mainly from the ports of Douarnenez and Camaret off the coast of Mauritania - if you get the chance, a visit to the Musée de Peche at Douarnenez is well worth the visit...


this is the first time a UK boat has targeted them...


as they are caught in deep water on the edge of the Continental Shelf well over 200 miles south west of Newlyn...

with these quota-free fish are expected to make approaching £30 per kilo and giving the skipper an alternative fishery from hake and pollack which have seen prices stay low during the Covid-19 pandemic.