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Fishermen landing giant Bluefin tuna off Italie ; Ancestral fishing of the tuna in the Mediterranean Sea, the "mattanza" is always practised on some islands of Italy. Endowed with a unique and spectacular character, this fishing consists in capturing the tunas of the Atlantic Ocean on the trajectory leading to their reproduction. To intercept them, the men install offshore the "tonnara", a labyrinth of nets. Once, trapped, the fishermen surround the tunas of their boats and proceed to their killing. The mattanza, almost disappeared from the Mediterranean Basin.

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Wild animal / Fish (animal) / Osteichthyes / Actinopterygii / Tuna / Northern bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

Natural resources use / Fauna use / Fishing (activity) / Traditional fishing / Traditional fishing in Europe

Europe / European Union / Italy / Sicily (Island)

Organism / Anatomy / Organ / Physiological system / Locomotor system / Muscular system / Muscle




Enumeration / Pair

Species / Species particularity / Fishes particularity / Saltwater fish / Pelagic fish

Natural resources use / Fauna use / Fishing (activity) / Fisherman

Economic activity / Activity / Traditional activity



Behavior / Fish (to)

Behavior / Catch

Behavior / Kill

Organism / Morphology / Physical morphology / Tall

Organism / Anatomy / Biological tissue / Animal tissue / Connective tissue / Blood

Individual / Person / Man

Natural resources use / Fauna use / Fishing (activity) / Fishing boat

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Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Vertebrata / Pisces / Osteichthya / Actinopterygii / Teleostei / Perciformes / Scombridae / Thunnus

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