Current Location:
P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science -> 1st Floor (KHS)
Location Notes:
KHS; 1st Fl; Rm 1121

Spanish Fishermen Haul in Tuna That They Have Trapped In A Maze Of Nets

Artwork
Identifier:
2015.19.48
Artist:
Brian J. Skerry
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Photograph
Date:
2015
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 24 in Width: 36 in
Description:
Fishing boat with men in orange uniforms with large fish (probably bluefin tuna) in the foreground
Historical Context:
In an ancient traditional method the Spanish called "almadraba," fishermen stretch maze-like nets from sandy beaches to catch tuna. The harvest, as depicted in this image, involves lifting nets heaving with fish onto ships, and is timed to coincide with annual migrations by tuna from the Atlantic to lay eggs in warm Mediterranean waters.