Anybody who has visited the beach between La Caleta and the Peñon in Salobreña will have seen the fish-farming pens, washed up and seemingly abandoned there. In fact, one even ended up on Velilla Beach in Almuñécar.
Owing to the crisis, the Salobreña and Carchuna pisifactorias (fish farms) have slowly shut down, at first not breeding any more fish and just raising the ones already in the system, and when that concluded, by shutting down the pens as well. They ceased to exist within a year of each other; 2010 & 2011. Now a new company has stepped in to put both farms back into action.