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Northern bonito campaign: Thirty ships unload 85,300 kilos of skipjack, the most of the season
Thursday, July 16, 2020, 16:00 (GMT + 9)
The schools are already in Cantabrian waters and the boats sell it in the closest port
Thirty boats unloaded 85,300 kilos of bonito on Monday in Avilés. It is not only the largest quantity of bonito of the season, but also a number of boats that test the capacity and infrastructure of the river, since many of these fishing boats are small boats that do not have their own means to unload their catches and must be supported by the port facility's unloading cranes. The fact that so many boats have gathered in the Avilés ring is explained by the fact that the tuna is found in Cantabrian waters and the fishing boats choose the closest ports to auction the merchandise. Also in Avilés, you pay at a good price. Today another important discharge of some 37,000 kilos of tuna is expected, although from fewer ships, specifically five.
Bonito fishing and insde the market of Avilés
The kilo of bonito reached a maximum price of 4.80 euros a large yesterday, which then dropped thirty cents. The cut was paid to a maximum of 4.50 and then fell below four euros per kilo, while the one destined for factories was paid in amounts ranging between 3.40 and 3.30 euros.
The manager of the Rula de Avilés (Central Fish Market and Auction), Ramón Álvarez, was satisfied with the attention given to the entire fleet, mainly the small one "that does not have struts and must use our means of unloading". He also pointed out that most of the ships that unloaded yesterday in Avilés are from Galicia, Cudillero, Oviñana and Puerto de Vega.
The manager indicated that there have been no cases of coronavirus in La Rula and that there is also no impact from those that have affected Burela, one of the most powerful fishing ports in the Bay of Biscay.
Avilés Central Fish Market and Auction, a modern facility
As of today, 40% of the available quota has been consumed this year for bonito from the north, so everything indicates that there will be an early closure of this fishery, as has been happening in recent years, especially the past, which closed in August.