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Alan Dwan

Newlyn

Alan Dwan

Image | Nina Constable

Boat name

Ajax

Fishing Method

Gill Netting

[Additional footage by kind permission from Laurence Hartwell].

 

Alan Dwan is the skipper of the Ajax, a specialised hake netting boat that is based in Newlyn. Ajax PZ36 was built in 2014, replacing the old Ajax T032, and is a modern specially designed vessel equipped with a shelterdeck and a large hold. She fishes offshore using gill nets equipped with pingers that are designed to scare dolphins and porpoises away from nets so that they don't get caught as bycatch. The Ajax has a crew of five, and they go out for trips of four of five days over neap tides; only returning to shore briefly to land thier fish and re-stock on ice, fuel and supplies. 

Fish Caught

Blonde Ray

Blonde Ray

Raja brachyura

Cod by Sarah McCartney

Cod

Gadus morhua

Cuckoo Ray

Leucoraja naevus

Hake by Sarah McCartney

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Ling

Ling

Molva molva

Monkfish

Monkfish

Lophius piscatorius and L. budegassa

Pollack by Sarah McCartney

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Sandy ray

Sandy Ray

Leucoraja circularis

Shagreen ray

Leucoraja fullonica

Small eyed ray by Marc Dando

Small eyed ray

Raja microocellata

Starry Smoothound by Marc Dando

Smoothhound

Mustelus asterias and Mustelus mustelus

Spotted ray by Marc Dando

Spotted Ray

Raja montagui

Thornback ray

Raja clavata

Turbot

Turbot

Psetta maximus

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