Wednesday, 17 February 2016


A fishmonger (fishwife for women practitioners - "wife" in this case used in its archaic meaning of "woman") is someone who sells raw fish and seafood. Fishmongers can be wholesalers or retailers, and are trained at selecting and purchasing, handling, gutting, boning, filleting, displaying, merchandising and selling their product. In some countries modern supermarkets are replacing fishmongers who operate in shops or fish markets.

Here we are at a fishmonger's in Preston Market, in Preston, a Melbourne suburb. This is an excellent market with a variety of shops and stalls: Fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, all manners of seafood, meats, delicatessen, herbs and spices, clothing, shoes, arts and crafts can be found here in abundance!

This post is part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.


  1. Great choice for the letter F!
    We don't see fish and sea food in such abundance in the markets here, as we are not near the ocean.

  2. What in God's holy name is that thing in the middle of the last photo? It's wild!
    Thanks for sharing at

  3. although i like to eat it, i rarely do... am the only one in the house who likes it....
    tasty photo's

    Have a nice abc-day / - week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  4. Wonderful post and photography for F ~

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

  5. Fascinating! We have stalls like that at Granville Island Market here in Vancouver.

    abcw team

  6. The fishmonger must have been a very created person! All fish are so neatly and beautifully arranged.
    Wil, ABCWTeam

  7. The displays are gorgeous!!!


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