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The unique Almadraba Bluefin tuna in Cadiz

The Almadraba Bluefin tuna Every spring shoals of massive Bluefin tuna pass through the narrow Strait of Gibraltar, preferring the balmy Mediterranean to harsh Atlantic waters for mating. It is on the beginning of this great migration, skirting the exclusive beaches of Zahara de los Atunes in Cádiz, where the illustrious silver-backed “bulls of the sea” are captured “en paso” (or “on their way”) in a sophisticated and artisanal fashion: the ancient fishing tradition known as almadraba. Almadraba fishing: a 3.000 year old technique Fishing of these fast giants on the Iberian Peninsula dates back to a time of Phoenician …

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