Readers will remember that a couple of months back Motril fishermen discovered an invasive species of Asian seaweed in their fishing grounds – now it has appeared off Almuñécar.
Motril fishermen have donated 17,000 kilos – 17 metric tonnes – of fish to Food Banks. They have also fished out 41,600 kilos of ‘inorganic refuse’ from the sea.
Two fishermen were rescued on Sunday after losing their oars. They were eventually rescued in the area of the fish farm in La Caleta and brought ashore.
The Motril fishermen might be going through tough times, but they are contributing to the lightening of the tough times of others.
“If we were able to at the moment, we said the whole fleet to the scrap yard.” These are the bitter words of the Head of the Fishing Sector at Motril Port.
The Central Government in Madrid has said that it sees no reason why seabed prospecting for oil cannot take place off the coast of Motril. It reassures those concerned that the Royal Decree that gave the go-ahead to CNWL Oil España in 2010 only permits the said company to carry out its exploration work as long as it strictly observes all the environmental precautions in the area.
When the Motril fishermen spotted a ship belonging to the gas-prospecting company, Chinook, making its way repeatedly between Nerja and Adra, they feared the worse, so they were soon hammering on the Mayor’s door.