MOTRIL fish market is currently undergoing a comprehensive series of renovations that aim to turn it into one of the most important markets in Andalucia.
Work last took place on the market around 30 years ago and Motril fishermen have requested modernisation to become more competitive in the sector, after undergoing a profound crisis.
Work started on Monday (April 6), and will have a total cost of €240,000, paid for by a grant provided by the European Fund.
The project has been divided in two parts: one renovating the facilities and improving the fish handling, and the other one aimed at upgrading the IT system.
Plans are to replace the current floor panels, which are badly damaged. In addition, a grandstand will be placed for buyers to sit during the bidding process.
“The fish will no longer be put on wood pallets on the floor. Instead, they will be deposited onto a conveyor belt, with cameras placed above, so buyers can have a better look to place their bids,” said head of Motril Council’s Fishing Department, Ignacio Lopez Cabrera.
In addition, other buyers who do not wish to attend the market, will be able to go through the internet and buy online.