This weekend saw us having a bit of a re-fit in the shop. We had a full internal re-paint, ripped out and replaced all work surfaces with stainless steel units and we now have a fully tiled floorspace.
Thankfully we finished at 7pm on the Sunday evening and shall be open this week from Monday to Friday from 10-30am - 6pm
Shop number is 07816 442 423 and for trade enquiries please ring 07977 689 689
1 Albert Street
From the BBC news website we happened upon this and other rather odd sounding laws. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36389585
Handling a salmon in suspicious circumstances
Handling a salmon in suspicious circumstances sounds like it may be an archaic law, but it is in fact enshrined in Section 32 of the Salmon Act 1986.
It is aimed at selling fish gained through illicit means - rather than people furtively skulking around dark corners clutching their Salmo salar. The phrasing is broad enough to provoke thought, however.
A five-hour House of Lords debate about the issue in February 1986 decided the wording would protect unwitting people from the then-in-place wider law of "possessing salmon which have been illegally taken, killed or landed".
Our Penzance shop will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 30 May but open on Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm
1 Albert Street
Cornwall TR19 2LR
Phone: 07816 442 423
Sunday 15 May 2016 - Just why is a john dory called a "john" dory? We don't have a mary mackerel or harry haddock do we?
Friday 29 April 2016 - In our Penzance shop this morning we have Brill, Red Mullet, Whiting, Hake, Coley, Haddock, Plaice, Dab, Mackerel and white Crab Meat
Open 10am - 5pm
Phone: 07816 442 423
The waters around the UK ( like elsewhere) are divided up into a grid system referred to as "ICES" areas. The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is a global organization that develops science and advice to support the sustainable use of the oceans.
The fish that we have for you this morning was caught in ICES area VIIe.
Responsible Fishing Scheme
You may have heard of this and indeed the langoustines that we had this week were caught by the "Nereus" who has been accredited under this scheme.
Here's a short four minute video featuring Newlyn's "Britannia V" which explains what it is all about.
The UK Fisheries Minister visited Peterhead today to outline the case for leaving the EU from a fishing perspective.
Read more: http://www.fraserburghherald.co.uk/news/uk-fisheries-minister-visits-toon-to-talk-eu-exit-1-4090159#ixzz44sW2eFQb
Our Penzance shop is open Monday to Friday from 10am until 5pm. Did you know that each morning we post up on Facebook (find us under the name "Mousehole Fish") the fish that we have in for that day. We try and do a similar thing with our Twitter feed too - see the right hand side of this page.
Weather wise things have not really settled down but supply of fish this week is set to be reasonable with most species set to be available. If we are lucky we may even see some early Spring bass in our shop shortly following the EU's moratorium on bass landings during the months of February and March 2016.
Mackerel catches have been fairly good in the last two weeks but local hand-line fishermen are not counting their chickens just yet. The last two or three years have followed a similar pattern with mackerel showing up close inshore in the very early Spring only to suddenly vanish again until something like July.
Photo credit: from the brilliant blog by Mr Simon Rouncefield - http://www.stivesfishing.com
We shall be open on Good Friday 25 March 2016
Closed on Saturday 26 March, Sunday 27 March and Easter Monday 28 March
Open again on Tuesday 29 March 2016