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Fishing with seine nets

<p>Old photos showing the seine fishing boats leaving and returning, with objects from the time.</p>

Old photos showing the seine fishing boats leaving and returning, with objects from the time.

At the end of the 16th century a new fishing technique was introduced to L'Escala, which helped catch sardines and anchovies. The fishing boats, called sardinals, had lateen sails, and went out twice a day to fish using a technique called "drift netting". L’Escala was the town in the province of Girona with the highest number of boats who fished this way, with over one hundred fishing boats moored at the old port. Old nets from the sardinals, lane ropes, compasses, glass buoys, and other items explain the process.

OBJECTS

<p>Wooden fishing boat similar to a <em>sardinal </em>with nets, baskets and cages on the edge.</p>
Wooden fishing boat similar to...
Wooden fishing boat similar to a sardinal
<p><em>El Menut Patot</em>. Photograph by Josep Esquirol from his series <em>Caps d'Estudi</em>, from the early 20th century.</p>
El Menut Patot
El Menut Patot
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