Harpoon fishery is the traditional selective way of catching swordfish in the Mediterranean Sea.
Today only 10 traditional boats (feluche) can still afford to operate in the Strait of Messina (Sicily, Italy).
Feluche. Artisanal fishermen as watchmen for the Mediterranean swordfish.
Small-scale fishermen are the watchmen of the sea, the first to perceive any changes and the first to be affected by these changes. This is what the new Oceana video “Feluche: artisanal fishermen as watchmen for the Mediterranean swordfish” shows. In the video, the international marine conservation organization gathers witnesses from among traditional harpoon fishermen, to share their perception of the status of the Mediterranean swordfish.