ABERDEEN FISH MARKET

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Places:

  • Aberdeen

Subjects:

  • Fish and fishing

Genres:

  • Television news

Series:

  • Grampian today

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: ABERDEEN FISH MARKET

Reference number: N0098

Date: 1979

Production company: Grampian Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 4.59 mins

Description: A news piece featuring interview with auctioneer Dennis Nicoll at Aberdeen fish market. Interview discusses the rising price of fish and the poor stock numbers of fish coming to market. Also includes interviews with customers on the street about whether this pressure is broadening their tastes in fish.

Shotlist: gvs bidding at Aberdeen fish market, shots of boxes of fish being labelled as they are auctioned off (0.46) interview with Dennis Nicol, talking about how poor the market stock is and the sharp rise in prices as a result (1.32) Mr Nicol skins and guts a red gurnard fish (2.45) washing a squid, he removes the whole 'backbone' and shows it to camera; he speaks about customer attitudes to fish (3.38) vox pops with customers, quizzed whether they would eat less popular fish species, intercut with gurnards in fishmonger's window (4.29) reporter eating red gurnard and salad; he sniffs the fish, then tastes it, pulling a face (4.59)