Shellfish shoots up as catches sink – ouch, a prawn is expensive

The latest data from the Andalusian fisheries ministry show a hefty increase of up to 40% in the price of local shellfish and blue fish as the amount of kilos caught drop by 35% across the province. Locally caught mackerel, sardines, sardinellas and swordfish have all gone up in price as stocks dwindle in local water. But the same effect is happening with shellfish, as the price of octopus and prawns also shoot up. Local Continue reading Shellfish shoots up as catches sink – ouch, a prawn is expensive

Local dolphins learn to attack fishing nets – causing “massive loss” to fishing boats

All five fishing fleets in the province has joined forces to denounce a new and dangerous enemy – the dolphin. It seems our local dolphins have discovered how to gang up in groups of up to 10 and attack fishing nets once they are full of fish. The dolphins bite through the nets with their powerful jaws and eat the fish inside. This means that not only do the fishing boats lose the catch, they Continue reading Local dolphins learn to attack fishing nets – causing “massive loss” to fishing boats