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Municipal Nautical Museum of El Masnou

Baskets for longline fishing

<p>Longline baskets of wicker, cork, wood and string.</p>

Longline baskets of wicker, cork, wood and string.

These baskets were used for storing fish caught on longlines, a technique which consists of a single long fishing line with a series of baited hooks along it.

In present-day Montgat, the professional fishermen of the Confraria I Pòsit de Pescadors Verge del Carme de Montgat, El Masnou and Premià de Mar hold the last daily oral auction remaining in Catalonia. The Confraria (Fraternity) still retains exemplifies many aspects of the traditional sale of fish straight from the boat on the beaches and in the squares of the seaside towns and villages.

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