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Hello friends and colleagues , today I present a beautiful sunset taken a few days ago from the beach Cape silver , near the village of Zahara , in the picture you can see the boats in the trap, shed on this pretty encenada for fishing for Bluefin Tuna liked , appreciated gastronomic wonder in the world , I hope you enjoy this pretty , then some letters on this old fishing gear.

The trap ( of Andalusian Arabic المضربة trap, " where you hit or fight ") 1 is one of the techniques used to catch tuna in Andalusia , Valencia , Murcia and Ceuta advantage tuna migration Atlantic-Mediterranean (and back ) used since pre-Roman times . Is to install a maze of networks over the tuna , which is usually placed near the sea . In Sicily the method is called tonnara of tonno ( 'tuna' ) .

They have been pierced traps from the ports of Cadiz, Chiclana , Conil , Barbate , Rota, Zahara , La Linea de la Concepcion , New Umbria, Isla Cristina , Ceuta and Tarifa, among other ports. There is also this fishing technique in the Spanish southeast , in the Maritime region of Cartagena, more specifically in the Bay of Mazarrón, Águilas , in the village of La Azohía Cartagena , Cartagena . Also in different parts of the province of Alicante such as Denia, Javea, Benidorm, Villajoyosa or Tabarca .
The process begins when the tuna in their migration from the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean Sea, passing through the Strait of Gibraltar. Almost all the Almadrabas puffs in the Mediterranean , from the eighteenth century to the mid-1950s , have been commanded by arraeces ( heads of all the tasks running on the trap ) Benidorm (Alicante ) , considered the natives of this town as true experts in the art of fishing for centuries.

The trap is an art to tuna fishing , the simplest of which is to place two boats at a distance from which a shallow network secured with a longline in which fish are collected , tuna and other stalls that they can Directions . Thanks to you until you board the ship are still alive in the event you can select and discard small or useless parts. Among the boats and on the network down the most experienced fishermen involved in selecting the tuna can weigh about 200 kilos . The piece chosen is bled and then his companions on the boat and harpoons pierce three or four men is brought on board , this is repeated with each piece . Once extracted (fish) tuna , the species is still less postage .

Excerpt from the story " Blog " of William R. Cartagena :
/ .. . / Before spotting the tip of Cape Tiñoso , we passed the trap of networks that have provided early fishermen trap . With his dark barges , they are closing the circle and decreasing distance from the surface to the network. Soon the surface outcrops of the bustling treasure of fish, which in many species , and teach his thick meat to air and bright sun . Fishermen, satisfied and stubborn recover tackles, while fellow , with sharp gaffs , collected hundreds of the Sea tuna ; any weighing much more than a man , has to be lifted by more than a fisherman.

The Siege of networks is soon stained a reddish foam and air barges dying , hundreds of creatures recently snatched from their world. They are packed in wooden boxes, bullet tuna , bonito, albacoretas ( albacore ) , roes , tuna ... decorated with large flakes of ice. Fishermen then turn the port of Azohía , where it will be auctioned off the treasure they seek bread that day.
For the buyer of this fresh fish is delightful to contemplate the landing . Some buy for boxes, parts and albacoretas frigate , then at home, prepare delicious salted in earthen jars , closing this annual ritual that has been repeated since the days of " garum " Roman , already more than two thousand years in the southeast. / ... /

In the twelfth century the Duke of Medina -Sidonia [citation needed] receives the grace of the king to manage the traps South Atlantic and the Mediterranean. This wine exploiting the noble house in various places of the Andalusian geography mainly to the late eighteenth century , early nineteenth time becomes a business management.

After the disappearance of the traps that belonged to the Duke of Medina Sidonia , the management of these was in many hands , however it was such an expensive company should be managed by an entity that agglutinated and regulate . Thus a Almadrabero National Consortium that began to explode in Spain since 1928 , when it was founded , and whose first president was the island Serafin Romeu Portas , located first rate and then in Isla Cristina , was established . The January 18, 1973 , the National Consortium Almadrabero the decision to liquidate the company , which was the closing of the traps in the provinces of Huelva ( Isla Cristina ) and Almeria (Almería ) . Recently, thanks to the recovery of the species in the Gulf of Cadiz , it is speculated around the late 2010s to draft a trap in Isla Cristina . It is in this city where an appointment on a regular trap captains meetings internationally , involving captains Morocco , Portugal or even Japan are given .
Source Wikipedia .
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Exposure Time: 10/3200 sec
F-Stop: f/10.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 13.7 mm
Date Taken: 2014-05-10 21:21
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