Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Sunday, 7 March 2021

Massive trawling effort west of Ireland.


The are around 80 large trawlers...


mainly from France, Ireland, Norway, Spain and the Faroes working the Porcupine Bank...




and a fleet of much larger pelagic boats working the deep water a few miles off the edge of the continental shelf...



including the largest trawler in the world, the infamous 144m Annelies Ilena...

while at the northern end of the `Porcupine the Irish research ship Celtic Explorer is heading west.