Soc. Coop. a.r.l
Via Alessi n° 18
types of fishing practised in Acitrezza are various. The fishing for a long time has been the only strument of
economy of Acitrezza’s people, passed from generation
to generation still with the ancient techniques even if today it has
got a regress respect to the past. As we said, come practised various types of fishing, the most
it is a net which is dipped into the sea to make a circular shape and it is closed at the bottom to form
a semi sphere; the net is
dipped around to the boats equipped of "lampara" (light) to attract the fishes.
It is used for the fishing of anchovies, sardines, bogues and Ambers Jack.
A net of " cianciolo "
they are long fishing-line with thousands of hooks covered
from the decoys; there are various types of "conzi", one
of open sea for the big fishing (tunas and swordfish), others for smaller
kind of fish (white breams, groupers, rays, morays, congers).
"A Bulestrici": they are nets which have some corks that keep the high part afloat and some
leads which make dip the rest forming a barrier. They
come used to fish red mullet, red fish of rock, scorpion fish, red scorpion fish.
Boat and nets for the
it is a kind of fishing which are dedicated the amateurs. It is a
fishing-line that is alared by motor boat; it is used to fish
garfish and fishes that live in surface.
for this particular type of fishing it is used a strange tool. It is
made up of a lead with some hooks coupled around it on which come
attached some decoys like horse mackerel
or Sardines or crab of sea or a foot of hen and they come fixed with
a white straw. This fishing is practised in
depths quite low.
it is a kind of fishing that needs experience; the tools used are
the lampara, a mirror and a harpoon that is tied to a long arm. That
fishing is practised during the night close to the coast and it is used
to fish grouper, Amber Jack, scorpion fish, octopus, etc..
"A buliare": that fishing is practised in
the low depths dipping in sea a circular net and the fishermen begins
to make noise with the addles and the other struments who have to
get the fishes scared entangling them in the net.
repairing the nets
practised more than a mile from the coast;
the fishing-line is attached to a bright tube that it dropped to
the depth (350 m.- 600 m.). After that the tube touches the marine
depth, it is pulled slowly with a winch and while it attractes the
totani, the fishermen dip the "totanara", a tool with a
bright tube aswell and a special hook (called "cacocciola")
used to catch totani.
"A tonno con la lenza": in the period beetween
being useful for the deposition of tuna's eggs in our sea, the fishermen of Acitrezza
taking a fishing net, a harpoon and a box of decoys, they go approximately 1/2 mile
away from the coast
where they dip the net. When the tuna is taken, they pull it in surface and
kill it with
the harpoon and waiting that the fish is tired so that they can put it on the boat.