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NEWLYN FEELS THE FORCE OF IMOGEN
Posted on 18/02/2016 by Ian Oliver
NEWLYN FEELS THE FORCE OF IMOGEN

All boats were forced back into port yet again last weekend after storm Imogen caused strong westerly winds to batter our coast. Four Beam trawlers and six Netters mostly with part trips landed 33.5t of fish. High volume species were 5.3t of Monkfish, 5t Megrim sole, 5.3t Hake, 5.2t Cuttlefish and 0.7t of Mackerel which had been over landed from St Ives and Falmouth. Demand and prices were good for all fish.

Three Beam trawlers supplied the market with 7.8t of mixed White fish for Tuesday’s auction, 2.2t Megrim sole, 1.7 Cuttlefish, 1.4t of Monkfish all contributed towards the total weight.

One beam trawler for Wednesday’s market with 4.4t of fish, 0.8t of Megrim sole, 1.4t of Cuttlefish, 0.8t Monkfish all included in the final weight auctioned.

With all of the larger vessels sheltering in port only 0.4t of mixed white fish was landed for Thursday’s auction. This fish came from the local inshore boats working under the shelter of land.

Four of the local inshore trawlers managed to get 24hrs fishing in for Friday’s market and landed 2.2t of quality mixed fish, bringing the weekly tally landed to 48.3t. Good prices were reached for all species.                                                                                                Most of the Beam trawlers were now back at sea fishing and the first of the Netters had pushed out with the cutting spring tide.                  A rare spell of settled weather is now hoped for by all.