Posted in Port Community - Activities: Fish Market
Practically all the species in the sea are caught and sold, although of course some are highly prized while others are little appreciated.
33 trawlers of 8 to 126 tons with motors of between 17 and 900 h.p. employing 145 people
9 purse-seine or light-fishing vessels of 13 to 50 tons with motors of between 105 and 400 h.p. employing 100 people
11 trammel net artisanal fishing vessels of 2 to 17 tons with motors of up to 150 h.p. employing 14 people
Trawl fishing specialises in the most select species, such as prawns, octopus and scampi, as well as whiting, hake, monkfish, etc.
The demand for fresh fish in Catalonia is not met by the catches of the local fishermen, who only supply some 20% of the needs. The rest of the demand from Barcelona and other towns is met mainly by the regions of Galicia and Cantabria.
The local fish catch is almost all sold within Catalonia to be eaten fresh.
All the Catalan catches are marketed through the llotges or pòsits (fish markets) located on the fishing wharfs in each of the ports. These are run by the fishermen’s brotherhoods and the selling system is the Dutch auction (starting with a high price and going down), which has been automated since the 1990s.
Confraria de Pescadors de Tarragona (Fishermen’s Brotherhood)
Moll de Pescadors s/n
Tel.: 977 211 174
Fax.: 977 242 882