Photographer's Note

It fishes it of the tuna, she will have been exerted primitively, in the Algarve, for fenícios and cartagineses colonists, at the time great navigators. Later the Arabs had appeared who atribuíam to the fixed scaffoldings the name of Almandravas, of the Arab Soul (place) and Darab (to kill), or either, slaughter place. In I begin it of century XV, in the time of king D. Dinis, the peoples of the Algarve already would have learned of sicilianos and genoveses the arts of fish of the tuna, becoming it in a prosperous activity. It will have been remained thus until middle of century XVII. In the Autonomous Regions this species is assigned in the Madeira for "Patudo", and in the Azores for "cachorreta" when with less than 20 kilos, and for "tunny fish" when it has more than 20 kilograms. Autonomous regions, particularly in the Wood, where until it is known by "Madeira Island tuna", the patudo reaches the maximum dimension of 2 meters and the weight of 200 kilograms, approximately.

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