Javea boats fishing are fishing once more, bringing fresh fish to the Costa Blanca during lockdown

Two or three boats go out each day, credit: Marcel Staedler

FOLLOWING the national government’s State of Alarm decree on March 15, Javea fishing boats remained in port.
Now, a month later, six of Javea’s fleet of 20 boats are fishing again, announced Moises Erades, president of the Marina Alta Fishing Organisation.
One of the boats is a drift-netter catching sardines and anchovies, four others that fish for octopus and rockfish as well as a trawler, Erades said.
Two or three go out each day and all the crew observe the current distancing requirements, he added.
Their objective is to provide fresh fish for the Javea Fishing Guild’s shop in the local covered market which opens each morning, as well as another adjoining the harbourside Lonja where catches are auctioned.  Both are open to the public, Erades said.

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