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¡Netting the Tuna!

‘Netting the Tuna’

 

We are now taking bookings for May & June 2016 for our Tuna fish expierience in Barbate, Cadiz.

 

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Our tour begins early in the morning in the hope that the tides are smooth and the winds are just a cool breeze. These are just a couple of factors that determine whether the capture of the blue fin tuna fish can be witnessed by our eager visitors.

We make our way to Barbate, the place the early Greeks called ‘Pillars of Hercules’,

Today it is still very much associated with the sea and fishing is the economic livelihood to so many of the towns inhabitants. The picturesque fishing harbour has been associated with the sea and fishing since antiquity. The Phoenicians were the first to make Barbate a port of export by establishing the almadraba fishing system that is in use today.

And the Almadraba is the highlight of Andatourz ‘Netting the Tuna’ tour.

We will be able to see the fishermen set their maze of nets along the tuna routes as they swim towards the warmer Mediterranean waters to spawn between April and June.

Although the Almadraba system was first used as an art of fishing by the Phoenicians, the word almadraba comes from Arabic and means the place to strike or fight. The Romans carried on the tradition along the coasts of Cádiz and under the Roman empire the area became a prosperous enclave due to fishing and salt production.

As an endangered species, the blue fin tuna being caught in this traditional Andalucian way is probably a prime example, that sustainable fishing can exist.

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No other fish are caught and if the tuna are not big enough, they are returned to carry on their journey through the oceans. So, no over fishing and the fishermen adhere to a strict quota.

Very few people ever have a chance to witness this event first hand. So, if you want to be one of the lucky few, let the excitement begin and click here for our ‘Netting the Tuna’ Itinerary.

Rightly so, the Almadraba is considered one of the most ecological and sustainablemethods in existence.

Known here in Spain as Atun Rojo, the large Bluefin Tuna follow the migratory path from the cold waters of the Atlantic to the warmer Mediterranean. Under the first full moon in May they begin on their journey to mate. Over-fishing is environmentally damaging and to fish anything and everything that ends up in the net cannot continue. Purely fishing for the mass markets and our desire for seafood must be sustainable.

This is you chance to witness a once in a life time event, where you get to witness history, tradition and culture before it disappears into extinction and is no longer viable for these local fishermen to survive the traditional way!

Almadraba Tuna Tour

Itinerary

08.30 : Our tour starts with pick up from Jerez de la Frontera and the journey begins towards Barbate by comfortable coach. Take in the landscape or take a little nap if it’s still a little too early for you. We should arrive to Barbate and the Information Point Natural Park around 09.45

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10.00 : Explanation of this protected and Trafalgar Tómbolo through projections and models of its interpretative endowment Natural Area. It has a shop of products RENPA ( Network of Protected Natural Areas of Andalusia) Address: Puerto Deportivo de Barbate.

10:30 : H .Center Interpretation Almadraba tuna . They are given the opportunity to know a single Interpretation Center in theme , where you can learn more about this ancient art of fishing and its impact on the population , gastronomy , etc. Address : Waterfront Information Point Natural Park.

12:00 : Visit .Ronqueo and cannery (includes tasting) Knowing the installations of a canning factory, while see the process development and manufacturing of canned , smoked and salted fish made ​​primarily bluefin tuna caught in the trap gaditanas . During the visit they will meet the ronqueo or cutting tuna . Finally , tapas based tasting of these delicacies .DSCN6773

14.00 : H. Almuerzo en Restaurante de Barbate en pleno paseo marítimo (cocina de mercado, de temporada y de sabor) Primer o plato, segundo plato, bebida y postre, a elegir entre una amplia gama de su carta; o bien, un arroz caldoso, paella, etc. Dirección: Paseo Marítimo de Barbate. Servicios Incluidos:  Servicio de guía de los monitores.  Materiales para su realización.  Seguros.  Almuerzo.

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STAR PACKAGE . ROUTE RED TUNA MILENARIA ALMADRABA 10.30H. Paseo Náutico.  Ruta náutica “Observación de la Almadraba de Barbate” con/sin levantá en función de la fecha.  Posible avistamiento de Orcas o Delfines.  Observación Marítima “Acantilado de la Breña y Faro de Trafalgar” 12.30H. Ronqueo (despiece) de Atún en fábrica conservera.

DURATION Part time SCHEDULE From 10:00 to 14:00 INCLUDED SERVICES Biologists guides , skipper and sailor boat liability insurance and accident and authorizations. PRICE 45 € / person ( minimum 4 persons) 60 € / person ( with lunch )

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Rightly so, the Almadraba is considered one of the most ecological and sustainablemethods in existence.

Known here in Spain as Atun Rojo, the large Bluefin Tuna follow the migratory path from the cold waters of the Atlantic to the warmer Mediterranean. Under the first full moon in May they begin on their journey to mate. Over-fishing is environmentally damaging and to fish anything and everything that ends up in the net cannot continue. Purely fishing for the mass markets and our desire for seafood must be sustainable.

This is you chance to witness a once in a life time event, where you get to witness history, tradition and culture before it disappears into extinction and is no longer viable for these local fishermen to survive the traditional way!

Almadraba Tuna Tour

Itinerary

08.30 : Our tour starts with pick up from Jerez de la Frontera and the journey begins towards Barbate by comfortable coach. Take in the landscape or take a little nap if it’s still a little too early for you. We should arrive to Barbate and the Information Point Natural Park around 09.45

centro interpretacion

10.00 : Explanation of this protected and Trafalgar Tómbolo through projections and models of its interpretative endowment Natural Area. It has a shop of products RENPA ( Network of Protected Natural Areas of Andalusia) Address: Puerto Deportivo de Barbate.

10:30 : H .Center Interpretation Almadraba tuna . They are given the opportunity to know a single Interpretation Center in theme , where you can learn more about this ancient art of fishing and its impact on the population , gastronomy , etc. Address : Waterfront Information Point Natural Park.

12:00 : Visit .Ronqueo and cannery (includes tasting) Knowing the installations of a canning factory, while see the process development and manufacturing of canned , smoked and salted fish made ​​primarily bluefin tuna caught in the trap gaditanas . During the visit they will meet the ronqueo or cutting tuna . Finally , tapas based tasting of these delicacies .DSCN6773

14.00 : H. Almuerzo en Restaurante de Barbate en pleno paseo marítimo (cocina de mercado, de temporada y de sabor) Primer o plato, segundo plato, bebida y postre, a elegir entre una amplia gama de su carta; o bien, un arroz caldoso, paella, etc. Dirección: Paseo Marítimo de Barbate. Servicios Incluidos:  Servicio de guía de los monitores.  Materiales para su realización.  Seguros.  Almuerzo.

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STAR PACKAGE . ROUTE RED TUNA MILENARIA ALMADRABA 10.30H. Paseo Náutico.  Ruta náutica “Observación de la Almadraba de Barbate” con/sin levantá en función de la fecha.  Posible avistamiento de Orcas o Delfines.  Observación Marítima “Acantilado de la Breña y Faro de Trafalgar” 12.30H. Ronqueo (despiece) de Atún en fábrica conservera.

DURATION Part time SCHEDULE From 10:00 to 14:00 INCLUDED SERVICES Biologists guides , skipper and sailor boat liability insurance and accident and authorizations. PRICE 45 € / person ( minimum 4 persons) 60 € / person ( with lunch )

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