Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Margiris battles it out with Abigail she's the first of a kind.

As the Met Office starts a new trend in weather forecasting by naming the storms - with girls names - the first is Abigail who is sweeping her way in from across the North Atlantic...

as Margiris, the world's second largest trawler fishes on despite the storm Abigail hitting the north west coast of the UK...

she is one of three boats currently undertaking research using giant mid-water trawls fitted with separator panels to reduce by-catches. She is of course no stranger to the use of such devices.

We are guessing the next storm will be Barbara or Bettie or Brittany or Belinda or.....if 2013/14 was anything to go by the Met Office will be looking at girls' names beginning with Z quick enough.