Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Newlyn's first online fish auction off to a quiet start!

During the auction the fish market, devoid of buyers for the first time, was pretty quiet this morning...


 with just the one beam trawl trip...


from the Resurgam to sell...


and a handful of boxes of inshore fish...


for auctioneer Ryan to road test the new online auction system from Auxis


which prints out labels to help identify who bought what...


along with the traditional fish tallies which are still being used...


not far away, and getting used to the new setup, Port Isaac fish buyer George Cleave quickly clicks the 'confirm' button to complete his bid...


checking the box of fish matches the tally, as with any new system inevitably there were a few glitches on day one - a reminder that the industry is hoping the new and as yet untested IT system for food runs smoothly come Jan 1st...

the usual mix of groundfish like ray...


and these flats were up for today's auction...


carefully checked over by Darren from Ocean Fish...


as the auction ended young Graham Oliver...


and Darren wheeled away some of the morning's fish...


ready for packing...


down the quay, that's not the look of a trawl in one piece, there's a good day's work mending that little lot...


two of the port's biggest boats at rest.