Tuna fishing off the coast of Provence

Tuna fishing off the coast of Provence

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Credit: DAVID PARKER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Tuna fishing off the coast of Provence using the Almadraba system where the fish are surrounded by a closing circle of boats enabling the fishermen to kill the fish with long harpoons. This method on catching tuna is still practiced today in the Mediterranean.

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