By Linda Hall • 20 April 2020 • 11:20
FISHING PORT: More fresh fish for Motril and the province, credit: Feranza
MOTRIL’S fishing fleet is again going out to sea each day.
Three of the 26 boats remain in port owing to the biological shutdown to replenish fish stocks but following the State of Alarm lockdown only seven boats initially went out.
“We have been through some very bad weeks with prices for some catches falling through the floor,” said Ignacio Lopez, president of the Boat Owners Association.
The remainder decided to remain in port because boat owners could not ensure that crews could work while observing the distancing regulations introduced to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Motril port and the town hall now disinfect all installations and have provided protective clothing and gloves.
Lower fuel costs also influenced the decision to return to sea, as this now costs the same as in 2002.
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