Confraria de Pescadors de Palamós
The primary role of the Fishermen's Association of Palamós is to organise the daily fish and seafood auction, which sells products brought in fresh by local fishing vessels: 24 trawlers, 20 small-scale boats and four seine-fishing boats. An extensive variety of seafood is caught daily, including octopus, fork-beard, hake, sardines, anchovies, monkfish and Norway lobster. The auction also includes the Palamós prawn, which currently represents 40% of the Association’s income.
This species of prawn comes with a quality label that regulates its path to the end-user, ensuring the product meets the highest quality standards from the boat to the consumer. The organisation also adheres to the HACCP food quality system to ensure all products sold at the daily auction are of the highest quality.
Also noteworthy are the organisation’s efforts to legally protect fishery resources through research on how to improve the way fisheries are both managed and marketed.