Docapesca launched today the “Lota em Casa” website (www.lotaemcasa.pt) that allows the final consumer to identify the places of sale of fresh fish originating from Portuguese auctions in each region, including municipal markets, fishmongers, large areas and circuits short fish trade (baskets).
Through the GPS location, the new website presents all points of sale adhering to the CCL – Proof of Purchase in Auction near our homes, also providing a feature that allows the user to increase the search radius up to 100 km.
The guarantee of origin is given through the CCL – Proof of Purchase in Lota label, which indicates to the consumer that he is buying fish caught by national vessels on the Portuguese coast, which adopts the traceability rules required by law, respects the seasonality of each species and the fishing quotas established, preserving fish stocks.
The CCL and the website “Lota em Casa” aim to contribute to the promotion of a healthy diet using fresh and local products and, consequently, to the valorization of Portuguese fish and to the increase of the income of the fishing professionals.
“Lota em Casa” also publishes the existing fish baskets in our country (Cabaz do Peixe – www.cabazdopeixe.pt and Cabaz Frescomar – www.aapf.pt), which the consumer can join to buy high quality fresh fish and excellent quality / price ratio directly to local fishermen's associations, valuing small artisanal fishing. The baskets are composed of fish ready to cook (scaled and gutted), varied, fresh and from the season.
The site also presents fish recipes and information on the main species existing on the Portuguese coast, content that will be regularly updated and increased.
This Docapesca project is part of the current Simplex 2020/2021 program.
Docapesca – Portos e Lotas, SA is a company in the State Business Sector under the supervision of the Ministry of the Sea, which is in charge, on the continent, of the service of the first sale of fish and support to the fishing sector and respective ports, in 22 auctions and 37 stations.