Live AIS VesselTracker

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!

Friday, 20 November 2015

Ajax, gone to the dogs!

Photo posted form the Ajax at sea.

The chart shows AIS traffic density west of Land's End for the last two years - they clearly show the location North West banks west of the Scillys heavily fished by Newlyn netters, French and Irish prawn trawlers. 
With the best will in the world the local boats cannot avoid catching dogfish - sometimes in great quantities - here the netter Ajax is having to dump several tons during the course of the day - these are just some of the day's haul. 

After ten years, a total ban on landing (still illiterate) dogfish continues - the question fishermen keep asking is - where is the data or scientific evidence which says it is better to continue to catch and dump dogfish rather than to land them?

Current catch limits for Under 10m UK

I say illiterate because, as far as we know, dogfish, like all other fish, have so far proved incapable of reading the latest or indeed any of the catch allowance figures published by the MMO on a regular basis.