Strumenti di pesca

Fishing has played a fundamental role in the activity of the local population and in the economy of the entire region.

Besides the individual peasant-fisherman-hunter-gatherer who practised all these activities over the year to eke out his meagre earnings, by the XIV century there already existed an association of professional fishermen who moved around from area to area.

The diversity of this type of livelihood can be seen from the different types of tools and techniques they used - from deep water fishing with hook and line, to nets of various shapes and sizes, each suitable for a particular type of habitat.

The most well known local nets are the "bertivello" (a sort of keep net), the "arella", the "gorro", trammel and sweep and trawl nets.