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The University of Alicante will show the fishing and cultural heritage of Águilas in an interpretive itinerary (04/10/2019)

The fishing history of Aguilas dates back to prehistoric times and has remained until today.

Phoenician archaeological remains tell us that our ancestors already used traps for the capture of tunas, while the Romans developed an important salting fish industry thanks to the fishing wealth of our coastline.

This history of the town linked to fishing is reflected in its fishing port, its fish market, its customs and in the daily life of its inhabitants.

To get to know it and to bring citizens closer to the natural values ​​of the marine environment in the area, the University of Alicante in collaboration with the Town Hall and the Fishermen's Association of Águilas - organizes the interpretive itinerary A walk through Águilas: Preserving the fishery and environmental resources.

In it, the fish market, the fishing port and the castle of San Juan de Águilas will be visited and the attendees will be able to attend the fish auction.

Environmental itinerary A walk through Águilas: Conserving fishery and environmental resources:

Activity date: October 11, 2019.

Place of departure: Casa del Mar (Explanada del Muelle, s / n, 30880 Águilas, Murcia).

Activity schedule: 4:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Minimum age of participation: 12 years.

This is a free activity co-financed by the FEMP, but requires prior registration (deadline for registration: October 9) through the form available on the website of the Department of Marine Sciences and Applied Biology of the University of Alicante.

The activity is part of the CAMONMAR3 project: Optimization of information for the improvement of marine spatial planning in the canyons of the Escarpe de Mazarrón, Seco de Palos and "field of pockmarks".

Advances in the knowledge of bottom trawling, artisanal and recreational fishing activity.

It is an initiative of the University of Alicante that has the support of the Biodiversity Foundation, of the Ministry for Ecological Transition, through the high tide program, co-financed by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (FEMP).

The execution and dissemination of the itinerary is in charge of the Columbares Association.

Source: Agencias

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