Fishing Boat Unloading at Exmouth Dock
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Fishing Boat Unloading at Exmouth Dock

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Exmouth Dock still receives commercial catches and here the Emily J (an Exeter registered fishing boat) starts to unload its fish to the quayside.

Behind the dock entrance is the final phase of the residential housing, due to be completed later in 2009.

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Text by Steve Smith.

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