Roy Lowry

Roy Lowry

Posted on 10/16/2015


Photo taken on September 23, 2015



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Vannes Fish Market

Vannes Fish Market
This is the famous fish market in Vannes where fresh fish and shellfish may be purchased from over 20 stalls a couple of days a week.

To somebody used to the lacklustre presentation and exorbitant prices associated with buying fish in the UK it is a revalation. It is also a total mystery to me why langoustine caught off Scotland purchased obviously live in Vannes cost me 14 Euros per kilo whereas the sad very dead specimens that occasionally turn up in my local supermarket cost 14 pounds per kilo.

Mackedwars, David Hodson, Kenny, Christine Boes-Schiller and 4 other people have particularly liked this photo


11 comments - The latest ones
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Great photo of the market.
22 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Don Sutherland
Many thanks Don.
22 months ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Very interesting photo and information Roy

I have such a Market here in my home town, same thing, only a tenth of the prices in supermarkets and yes, it is fresh in the market but frozen in the shops.
22 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Stormlizard
Many thanks John. One day they will learn.
22 months ago.
Gerard Perin
Gerard Perin
beau marché aux poissons
22 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Gerard Perin
Merci beaucoup Gerard.
22 months ago.
Grisly (Roger)
Grisly (Roger)
Nice capture Roy, obviously well patronised
22 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Grisly (Roger)
Many thanks Roger.This is quite quiet. Earlier on it was elbow room only!
22 months ago.
David Hodson
David Hodson
Ask the fishermen why the cost's are different. I think they will tell you that they have to sell there produce somewhere and the British market is not the place, for some reason we are suspicious of our fish. Cornish sardines sent to Portugal and Spain to be turned into tinned fish and shipped back to us, but no one will touch them here, because Cornish sardines are inferior. There fore the fishermen do not make as much and we, as British consumers have to pay through the nose for a crab that should only be a couple of pounds. An Uncle, now gone, told me in the thirty's his mum would send him to the quayside when the boats came in with threepence to buy a bucket of crabs. 1 1/2 new pence for ten crabs???

Our Governments (Plural) have not cared about the fishing industry for decades. Foolish, we are a island nation. Piffle to them!!! :(

That is the end of my rant, sorry for wasting your time. :)
22 months ago.
David Hodson
David Hodson
Sorry a very interesting image and well captured. I love mussels and the photo is making me hungry. :) *
22 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to David Hodson
Many thanks David. I think we agree that something isn't quite right. Maybe we need to establish communication between the fisherman and those who appreciate their catch. BTW our market thinks £15 for a live crab is reasonable.......
22 months ago. Edited 22 months ago.