Ports IB will improve fishermen’s operations and facilitate access to the port of Cala Bona on direct sales days.

Mar 22, 2022 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

This morning, representatives of Ports Illes Balears, Son Servera Town Council and the fishermen of the port of Cala Bona held a meeting to clarify access to the port facilities for the different users.

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During the meeting, the current situation was reviewed and an agreement was reached to improve the functioning of the parking area on the days when the direct fish sales point is open.

On the one hand, the access barrier to the car park will be kept open during the fishermen’s direct sales hours – Tuesdays and Fridays in winter and Tuesdays to Saturdays in summer – to facilitate access for customers, and the signage will be improved to indicate the opening hours, the time allowed to stay and the areas that must be left free to allow traffic to circulate.

It has also been agreed that each boat will have two cards to access the port area by car, while Ports IB will provide two more cards freely available at the Fishermen’s Guild. This redistribution of access cards is intended to give fishermen greater manoeuvrability when entering and leaving the facilities.

At the meeting, other issues affecting the fishermen were reviewed and it was agreed to hold specific technical meetings to study possible improvements in the operation, in particular, of the point of sale.

The meeting was attended by Francesc Xavier Ramis, director-general of Maritime and Air Transport and the manager of Ports IB, Cristina Barahona; the mayoress of Son Servera, Natalia Troya and the councillor for Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment, Miquel Àngel Espases; the skipper Joan Teret, the president of the Balearic Federation of Fishermen’s Guilds, Domingo Bonnin, Francisca Vives, secretary of the Fishermen’s Guild and the fishermen of the port of Cala Bona.