Have you heard about the Barceloneta Fishermen Guild (Cofradía de Pescadores de Barceloneta) in the Port of Barcelona? It exists in its actual state since 1945! If you love the sea and fishermen traditions which are at the heart of the Mediterranean culture from old times, I would highly recommend you to do the visit and discover the fascinating seafaring side of Barcelona. It will allow you to also see the auction of fish happening twice per day in the “Lonja” or fish market, located next to the symbolic “Torre del Reloj” (i.e. The Clock Tower, an old harbour lighthouse dating from 1772 but also a historic clock because the scientist Pierre Méchain took the last measurements for the creation of the metric system). Fishermen bring freshly caught fish there (in the morning there is the blue fish auction i.e. tuna, sardines, etc., that are fished at night, and in the afternoon there is the auction of the rest of fish species that have been caught during the day). The market floor is filled with fish boxes that are sold after announcing prices in descending order until someone buys the lot. With all the existing issues around overfishing and plastic pollution, it was great to hear how these local fishermen are joining forces with scientists to (1) assess and try to mitigate the impact of mass fishing techniques (2) help fight overfishing by stopping fishing during 2-4 years in specific marine protected areas (3) collaborate in many local projects and initiatives by collecting marine litter found in their fishing nets that is classified and recycled afterwards. I attended a special visit organised by @elpeixalplat
within the celebration of the Science Week 💙#setmanadelaciència2018 #barcelona #barcelonainspira #barcelonainspires #cofradiadepescadores #cofradiadepescadorsdebarcelona #fishermenguild #peixdellotja #lonjapescadores #mediterranean #culturamarinera #mangiamediterraneo #méditerranée #fishauction #astadipesce #fishingtradition #tradicionpesquera
# #tradizionepescatori #traditionpêche #peixdeproximitat #pescadodeproximidad #ilovefish #institutodecienciasdelmar
With seasonal changes happening all around us, it’s important to remember that Fall offers some great fishing opportunities. With cool to mild temps around much of the country and fish becoming more active as they feed up for winter, consider taking a kid fishing! 🎣 .
Walking through history and culture thinking about what used to be, at sunset
There are two sub-species of noio (black noddy) found in Hawai'i. The one pictured here is found only in the main Hawaiian islands and is distinguishable by its gray tail and bright orange feet. These birds were courting by waving their feet to one another while the 'a'ama (rock crab) behind them was trying to learn some pointers. Like their cousin the Manu-o-Kū they also do not forage far out at sea and are important indicators that land is near for Polynesian voyagers. Noio and the slightly larger noio köhā (brown noddy) are also some of the best indicators of schools of aku (skipjack tuna). The great fisherman and chief Nihooleki armed with a pearl fishhook called Pahuhu, which was legendary because with one cast he could fill his 10 fathom wa'a with aku, would follow noio to find schools of aku. After his death the spirit of his sister in the form of a noio guarded Pahuhu until Nihooleki returned in spirit form to reclaim the hook and catch enough aku to feed the entire island of Kaua'i in one trip.
The connection of noio to fisherman is a strong one that continues into today, because even with the technology we have now the traditional practice of following the birds is still the best way to find schools of fish. Noio populations are doing fairly well today there are about 2,000 pairs in the main Hawaiian islands. Feral pigeons may be competing with them for sea cliff nesting sites and non-native predators like rats are a threat but for now the birds are still fairly common.
Photo by Ann M. Tanimoto-Johnson
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So today I’d like to talk about the man who taught me how to fish my father Robert Clevenstine. He also has the nickname of a Clevy and I’m more than honored to share it with him. I honestly can’t remember a time where he said no we can’t go fishing. Now I’m sure it happened but I’d bet my paycheck it didn’t happen much. My dad worked at a steel mill in Coatesville,Pa for 30 years. He continued to work various jobs after he retired until this year, my dad is 81. With that he taught me the importance of taking care of your family by whatever means necessary. Which means I split and delivered a lot of wood in my younger days lol. Yet there was always time to take his family fishing. Fishing in my childhood was a family affair, usually consisting of my mom,dad,two younger brothers and my grandmother. So my dad taught me how to work hard but work isn’t everything, family is. My dad is 81 and recently has Had a few health problems so we don’t get to spend as much time on the water together. He told me the other day he wants to catch a snake so we are going to make that happen. It’s time for me to take my dad fishing.#fishing #fishinglife #angler #outdoors #tradition #fishingtradition #tightlines #troutfishing #fishingislife
We import our anchovies from small family run cottage farm in Marina di Pisciotta, Italy. This area still preserve now rarely used traditional fishing technique called "MENAICA", which is a net with a medium size of holes, keeping the small fish alive for reproduction while catching the big ones.
How about the taste? Due to the struggling in the net, the fish will loose blood which gives a unique intense flavour emanating a sweet fragrance as well.
#menaica #Marinadipisciotta #fishingtradition #tasty #smellsgood
Mans had to put on the Gucci suit and run it up on these yutes. 🤑😈
Watch the skill of this local fisherman at Inle Lake, Burma. Traditional villager fishing while rowing with his feet. What talent!
Recently losing my father has not been easy. So many memories have gone through my head. One that stands out is his love for shark fishing which he passed down to me. Life won’t be the same but I know he will be watching over us from above. God just added a good one to his crew! #tbt #loveyoudad #fishingtradition #captblue #sharkfishing #butch