SEASONAL seafood prices remained largely unchanged with prices similar to any other day of the year.
In Santa Pola’s fish markets, Alicante province, the highest category of seafood did not see much of a price increase during the festive period as it previously would have before the crisis. The decline in consumption as a result of lower purchasing power has allowed quality seafood to be sold at auction for ‘only’ €80 a kilo this year, while a few years ago large prawns and Norwegian lobster reached up to €300 a kilo.
Medium sized prawns become the most requested at this time of the year because it is more affordable for consumers; the price rose to €60 a kilo (the rest of the year it costs about €35 a kilo).
The most requested fish at Christmas, like bream or flounder, increased in price by around 15 per cent.