Canical – When the boat comes in

Canical is situated on the South Eastern coastline of Madeira. Once famous for its whale fishing fleet until 1981 when whaling was banned it remains a thriving fishing port.

One of the main catches from the larger boats that put out to sea from this port is Atlantic Tuna.

This vessel had just returned from a fishing trip and was unloading her catch which would be taken to the port-side refrigeration factory where the fish would either be bought by local restaurants and hotels as well as being prepared for export to mainland Portugal and elsewhere.

As in other coastal communities the successful return of one of the fleet brings locals down to the harbour to chat to the returning crew and to see the catch with some being able to get hold of one of the Tuna to take away with them.

Which is probably about as fresh as you can get it!

 

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