On-board Diary: Malpica port

Author: Silvia García
Date: June 16, 2008



That’s the North for you. Force 6 winds mean we are stuck at port. We certainly can’t work in these conditions, but some purseiners are heading out. We spend the day in port and many locals come by, interested in our ship and the work we are doing in the area.

Activity at the port is hectic, it seems that the fishermen have taken advantage of the transportation strike to repair their nets and now they must load them on board again. We take many photographs and some of us go to the fish market to see what fish are for sale: seabass, mackerel, gilthead seabreams, rays and very small spotted catsharks, amongst others.