South Shields Daily Photo

A collection of images from South Shields and the North of England

Ye shall have a fishy……

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North Shields fish quay

…..on a little dishy

Ye shall have a fishy,

when the boat comes in!

The words of a traditional Tyneside folk song evoke a time when North Shields fish quay had a thriving fleet of trawlers, drifters, and sundry other fishing vessels working from the River Tyne. That was before EU fishing quotas regulated the market to conserve North Sea fish stocks. The scene now is of smaller and fewer vessels landing smaller catches, and we watch from South Shields wondering how they survive economically in such a distorted market.

This shot was taken from Harbour View in South Shields.

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 450mm lens, 1/3000 second, f5.6, iso 100


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Written by curly

July 26, 2008 at 12:01 am

Posted in Buildings, Colour, River Tyne

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  1. I’m sure that has driven up the price. Must be a financial strain on the fishermen. Lovely shot of the boat and buildings.


    July 26, 2008 at 6:51 am

  2. Sigh, yes, life is hard for fishermen (and farmers) everywhere. Here in the Philippines, it doesn’t help that land developers are grabbing prime beach property to sell to rich folks as their vacation houses, which of course is off limits to fishermen.

    It’s a lovely photo, though — so much detail to see.


    July 26, 2008 at 10:21 am

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