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Track the Newlyn fishing fleet at sea.

Gry Maritha
Gry Maritha
Cargo Ship
Moored: 29.09.20
James R H Pz78
James R H Pz78
Fishing Boat
Moored: 28.09.20
Fv Resurgam Pz 1001
Fv Resurgam Pz 1001
Fishing Boat
Moored: 12.09.20
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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Where can I buy fresh fish? - here's where!

Here are the best places to source your fish online, some locally, some nationally - there's sure to be a supply of fresh UK fish being sold somewhere near you!
Fresh fish sales across the UK from Fish on Friday
Fresh fish either delivered or available in your area - mainly the South west from Plymouth initiative, Call4Fish.
Fresh fish from all over Cornwall - from the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide - many fish supplied direct from the fishermen!
If you need to know more any of these organisations are only to willing to help - if you want to be included or just want to know where to buy fresh fish near you!

Monday, 16 February 2015

Same sea, different pots, different ports, different boats, same lobster fishing

Apart from the difference in construction the means by which shellfish are fished for remains the same throughout the oceans of the world. In Newlyn the majority of shellfish boats work mainly parlour pots and fish for brown crab - lobsters are a welcome bycatch! A handful of small boats - like the Dreckly boys - fish specifically for lobsters using a handful of pots targeting very specific areas of ground in and around the Bay.

Here's how things are done across the other side of the pond on the East coast of the USA - watch how fish harvesters use traps submerged on the seafloor to catch Atlantic lobster, also known as American or Maine lobster. Traps are attached to lines and marked by floats on the surface. The traps attract lobster with bait and capture them live. Fish harvesters check their traps regularly to haul in their catch. This traditional fishing method has little impact on the seafloor and traps minimal bycatch or unwanted fish. This fishing method is used in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Newfoundland, Maine and Massachusetts.

For more info on Atlantic lobster, visit

For more info on lobster fishing visit:

Producers: Goodforks
Editing: Blue Chip Productions
Videography: Kobb Media

Special thanks to the Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters for providing video and photographs for the production of the video, and to Captain Victor Thibault and his crew.