NewsCosta Blanca NorthSpain Costa Blanca town fishermen can trawl the sea after emergency meeting By Linda Hall - 16 March 2020 @ 18:57 0 Caption: ALTEA PORT: Boats will go out to fish Photo credit: Xhavi Gomal ALTEA’S fishing guild announced that boats will be going out today, Monday (March 16), and Tuesday (March 17). Local boats not only supply the Costa Blanca town itself as well as the Mercavalencia and Mercamadrid markets, but also clients in Granada, Castellon and Tarragona who buy online. Owing to the Covid-19 virus, only employees, boatowners and buyers will be allowed inside the harbourside fish market, the guild’s secretary, Joan Mulet, announced. Cash will not be accepted and all payments must be made by card. “Owners decided at an emergency meeting last Saturday that Altea’s 11 trawlers and three drift net boats would continue to go out,” Mulet told the local Spanish media. “We can’t leave people without fish,” he explained. Mulet went on to say that the guild has initially decided to go out for two days while awaiting further State of Emergency developments. “We shall hold another meeting on Tuesday evening to discuss whether to continue or whether we stay home each Thursday and Friday, fishing only on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays every week.” Mulet said that he did not know if other Alicante province fishing guilds had decided to go to sea. These were individual decisions for each guild, although he had heard that Calpe and Villajoyosa also intended to go out, he said. Top News Trump Says He’s ‘Not A Fan’ Of Meghan Markle- but Wishes Prince Harry ‘Luck’ Top News Britain Finally Launches its COVID-19 App- After Four Months Delay!