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The Fishing Fleet

By Ffynnoncadno  
Part of the small commercial fishing fleet in Aberystwyth.

Fishing is mainly shellfish – scalloping and potting for lobsters and prawns. There’s also whelking, but mainly done by bigger boats from away and local landings are modest.

Everything is collected by vivier lorry, the scallops going to WM Shellfish in Holyhead and AM Seafoods of Fleetwood, and the crabs, lobsters and prawns to Castle Bay Seafoods at Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire.”

Quaker is an interesting boat. Built oak-on-oak in 1980 by Yves Daniel in Paimpol, Brittany, she was one of two – the other was Falkland – destined for the Falkland Islands. Both were built on fishing boat lines but had large deck hatches and were to be used to transport sheep to fresh grazing around the archipelago. Falkland was shipped deck cargo but Quaker still hadn’t gone by the time the Falklands War began, and she was eventually sold to Jersey and used as a cargo boat until the late 1980s. Then someone in Guernsey rigged her for potting, after which she had spells in Weymouth and Exmouth before coming to Aberystwyth.

Tags: B&w Fishing boats Cardigan bay Landscape and travel commercial fishing aberystwyth harbour

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RonDM Plus
6 234 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2021 9:25AM
Excellent monochrome good tones and textures


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