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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish2028

The floating cross at the mouth of the trap. Excluding the statuette of St. Peter, the patron saint of fishermen, which is traditionally always the same, each Rais places his own images of saints. The cross serves the functional purpose of helping the fishermen read the currents. Slack water is the most desirable time to start the fishing operation.

Image ID: fish2028, NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Location: Italy, Favignana, Sicily
Photo Date: 1999 May
Photographer: Danilo Cedrone
Credit: Courtesy of United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization

Category: Fisheries/Technique Trap/

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