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Giant Swordfish in Motril | Costa Tropical Gazette Information

It was just a few years in the past that Motril misplaced its longline boats as a result of it was simply not worthwhile, however longline boats from close by ports nonetheless catch swordfish presently of 12 months.

MOT Large Swordfish Caught SP23You probably have seen the Excellent Storm, starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg, the fishing boat (Andrea Gail) was a longline boat; i.e., a line of hooks working out with secondary strains connected with a baited hooks. This form of deal with is used to catch tuna and sword fish.

Yesterday, a ship from Almería managed to deliver onboard a 72-kilo specimen and ship it to Motril Fish Market.

The catch is uncommon (measurement) however this sort of fish passes alongside the coast of Granada from now as much as mid December. There’s a fishing floor off Motril often known as the Seco de Motril about 30 miles out and boats from different ports come to Motril to attempt their luck there.

Swordfish, that are extremely migratory, predatory fish, are interested in the Seco de Motril due to one in all their favorite meals; the black squid.

Presently, two ships from Almería, one coming from the port of Roquetas de Mar and the opposite from Carboneras, use the port of Motril to unload their merchandise.

So, why did Motril cast off its longline fleet? As a result of such a fleet wants to usher in catch all 12 months spherical and the Seco de Motril is barely worthwhile throughout autumn, so that they must go additional afield to such locations as Mallorca the remainder of the 12 months. There’s additionally robust competitors with the Moroccan fleet.

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