JAVEA, like Denia, is opposing an Environment Ministry ban on fishing techniques where nets are in contact with the seabed in protected marine areas.
It would mean eliminating the Tresmall method practised on this part of the coast and Javea town hall and the local Fishing Guild have agreed on the wording of their appeal to be approved at the next council meeting.
“Any regulations aimed at a more rational, respectful and sustainable use of natural resources in Javea and the Marina Alta are good news,” a town hall statement declared.
“Nevertheless this cannot put at risk activities like our traditional fishing practices that are of great economic, social and cultural valued,” the statement continued.
Earlier, Javea’s mayor Jose Chulvi and Marta Bañuls, the councillor responsible for Fisheries had met representatives from the Fishing Guild to assure them that they had the town hall’s backing.
“At the town hall we are clearly committed to protecting the environment. But we are even more committed to the survival of the local fishing sector which is essential to our town,” the motion said.
“Furthermore we consider that these issues are easily compatible, especially taking into account the size of our traditional Tresmall fleet and its commitment to good professional practices.”