Monday, 13 June 2022

Mediterranean octopus on Monday morning's market in Newlyn


Big tides have brought most of the netting fleet back to port...


while the St Georges is having some attention paid to her nozzle...


Monday morning's market was full of net fish, plenty of hake from the Stelissa...


and turbot her and her...


sister-ship, Silver Dawn... 


and yet more spurdogs...


to with with other cartilaginous fish like these thornback ray...


and blue shark...


continuing the rich palette of piscine colours red mullet...


while monk tails...


and John Dory came courtesy of the beam trawlers to land over the weekend...


the boxes stacked up tell their own story...


big fat juicy octopus


of the Mediterranean variety came courtesy of a few inshore boats...


at the other end of the market there was just enough room to lay out this big trip of turbot from the Celtic Dawn...


also in the top eating category, these cracking tub gurnard...


Couch's bream


and brill kept buyer's bidding fingers twitching nervously over their keyboards during the reverse-clock auction this morning, too slow with your bid and no fish!..


last of the netters to land, the Ocean Pride...


some subtle shades grace the hull of the Three Jays...


these pots were rolling around the seabed for many months...



eagle-eyed locals will have spotted the notices of intent to drill and explore the foreshore off Newlyn Green...



and for the next few days members of the Maritime Archaeology Trust...


will have set out their stall and welcome members of the public to see what work will be carried out...


on the beach between the footpath and the tide-line.