Almadraba traps

Published by: HVC

Date: 05 November, 2020

The almadraba traps are big nets anchored or held by pegs, open on the surface and provided with different systems to direct and trap the fish. They are usually divided into different chambers, which have nets at the bottom. The fishing season for the pasotype of almadraba traps takes place in spring and ends at the beginning of summer, and for the “return” type almadrabas, it begins at the end of summer and ends in autumn. All almadraba traps currently belong to the pasotype, because the quota is reached within the first few months. Currently the almadraba season begins in February and ends in July. The crew for the almadraba is made up of 40-45 people hired during this period.