Almadraba tuna fishing, Spain

Almadraba tuna fishing, Spain

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Credit: LOUISE MURRAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Almadraba tuna fishing. Almadraba fishermen catching Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus). The Almadraba technique is an ancient passive trapping method of catching Atlantic bluefin that uses a maze of nets that the tuna cannot escape. Here, the final net, or copo, is being winched to the surface by hand. Photographed in Zahara de los Atunes, Andalucia, Spain.

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