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The Tuna Meca!

Exploitation of tuna traps was a genuine social and economic revolution in Barbate and Zahara, which has been reflected in many buildings for economic use of this resource. Tuna, since antiquity was really appreciated all over the Mediterranean.Fished for the Phoenicians, prepared it, put it in jars and it were taken to Carthage.

So the Strait was chosen almost three thousand years in order to set up its factories and industrialized the tuna fishing. It was at that time when the first cities were founded in the Cadiz coast.

We know that in this place the tuna activity has been for 3,000 years and it is no coincidence has been given on our shores, but a major fact is the spawning migration.

Exploitation of tuna traps resulted in Barbate and Zahara real social and economic revolution, which has been reflected in the many buildings for economic use of this resource.

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