Fresh fish off the menu for Almeria province

ALMERIA PORT: Fishing fleet will not go out Photo credit:

ALMERIA province’s fishing fleets will remain in port owing to the high price of gasoil.

They are seconding the joint decision to cease fishing recently announced by Spain’s national Fishing Confederation, Cepesca, which represents Almeria’s boat owners and local associations, together with the National Federation of Fishing Guilds.

The fishing sector has asked the central government to take immediate steps to reverse the present situation which makes it inviable for boats to put to sea, owing to the “unprecedented” increase in energy prices.

Fuel accounts for half of the fishing fleet’s overheads, and the price of gasoil has doubled in the last few weeks, Cepesca said, while the transport strike had also caused “serious harm” to the sector.

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