Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Over the last couple of days 93,000 kilos of sardines with an average cost around eleven euros per box of twelve kilos have been auctioned at Torrevieja.
The agreement reached by the Federations of Brotherhoods of Fishermen of the Valencian Community and the Region of Murcia to limit catches to three hundred boxes of fish per boat per day has effectively stabilized the price of fish in the Torrevieja fish market.
Less than a year ago the fishermen were governed by the national norm which established a maximum of five hundred boxes per boat per day.
By reducing their catches the fishermen have both improved fish stocks and maintained prices.