Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 1 October 2021

First #FishFriday in Newlyn for October.


Seems that most of the fleet are at sea apart from the crabbers and other boats between trips...


master monger sorting fish in a flash...


this morning's market saw plenty of megrim soles and a few witches...


with hake from that stalwart of the netting fleet the Ajax...


along with some superb bigger fish from the Ygraine...


both ends of the wonderful fish that is the goggle-eyed ling....


black bream...

blue shark...


monk tails...


smoothounds, known locally as, 'pissers'...


beautiful bass...


and our man Shane has been in the mackerel mix again...


the ever-changing fleet colours...

not many boats are painted green, it being considered an unlucky colour by some...


bit of early-morning yarning...


home to slipway engineers, SRC Marine...


as the sun breaks with what was forecast earlier in the week and gets the first #FishFriday of October off to a flying start...


though it seems there's always small words of comfort on offer from one of those ever-effervescent St Ives chaps...


the big fellas at rest... 



Listen while you work: Radio 4's Farming Today featured former UK fisheries negotiator Gary Taylor who carried out research commissioned by the NFFO warning that British fishing will lose £300 million in the next five years, rather than gaining £148 million as the Government promised. The figures come from the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations which says a cost benefit analysis of the impact of Brexit shows there are few winners in the UK fleet, and that an ‘opportunity has been squandered.’