Friday, 27 March 2020

How the fish auction at Guilvenec is coping with COROVID19

This Wednesday, eleven thirds of the thirty that have the port of Guilvinec sold under the auction.
Photo of Le Guilvenec courtesy of Beatrice le Grand Archives.

This Wednesday, March 25, 2020, eleven boats returned to sea after a few days of almost total stoppage due to measures linked to the Covid-19 epidemic. All of their fishing has found takers.

"These are small contributions but it is leaving!" " Gregory Pennarun, director of the auction of Guilvinec, and commented on the sale, which took place this Wednesday, 25 March 2020. Eleven of the thirty coastal guilviniste the flotilla set sail, and all of their fishing was sold to a very correct price. The fishmongers Pont-l'Abbistes and Guimpéroises in particular were present, as well as a few retail chains. So there will be fish on the stalls this Thursday, March 26. The number of coastal sailors has increased since Monday. Fifteen of them could set sail by the weekend.

In Saint-Guénolé, supplies were more limited, but prices recovered. Note that, as part of the fight against the spread of Covid-19, some sailors were able to check their temperature using a medical laser thermometer before boarding. The results were recorded on registers.

Full story from Ouest-France - translated by Google.