After weeks tied up in port, the Boats of the Fishermen’s Association of Xàbia have gone out to fish again this week.
But not all. From about the twenty boats that make up the poster, are working about 25%, as noted Moisés Erades, president of the Organization of Fisheries Producers, OPP de la Marina Alta, to this newsroom.
Is about a trawler (dedicated to the sardine and the anchovy); three-four, minor arts (octopus and rock fish); and a trawler.
The fishermen who go on board do so keeping the mandatory health security measures.
The objective is supply the positions that the Brotherhood has in Xàbia. It is the case of the store they have in the Mercat, which opens in the morning; and the shop next to the fish market, in the evenings. Erades has indicated to this writing that already, yesterday, both were open to the public.
For its part, Dénia fishing fleet continues moored to port. And so it has been, as we have already commented on previous occasions, since the decree of the state of alarm came into force.
He President of the Dianense Fishermen’s Association, Juan Antonio Sepulcre has explained, to this newsroom, that when requesting ERTE until this alert ends, they cannot work again.
Sepulcre adds that the ERTEs have been requested so that the crew members can have a subsidy during the period in which the state of alarm continues.
However, he has indicated that yesterday The fish market was disinfected and the poster has already been provided with the appropriate safety material, such as masks (received this week) and disinfection products.
The forecast of the Dianense poster is at the beginning of May to be able to carry out the first auction. But everything will, of course, depend on how this health crisis derived from COVID-19 evolves.