A pair of fishmongers in Spain have installed a vending machine outside their shop that dispenses fresh fish 24/7 all year round. Ruben and Marga Rios’ fish shop, Arrandegia Martin, is in Mungia, which is located in the province of Biscay, in the Basque Country of northern Spain. The vending machine offers sardines, anchovies, slices of salmon, prawns and other seafood, which is bought daily first thing in the morning from the nearby Mercabilbao market.
It is then cleaned, prepared and packaged in individual trays, which are specially designed for optimal storage in the machine. The fish is sold at the same price as those sold inside the shop, and the vending machine is said to be very popular with the locals. The owners are now planning to start stocking fresh bait for fisherman in the machine as well.