Imagine a crowd of people flocking around the net the size of a football pitch and cheering a group of men in the middle. Imagine them all circling a group of huge terrified tunas. Now imagine them being taken out with a traditional hook and tossed away on a pile. This all is in fact happening in Sicily and a lot of local fishermen do this kind of fishing for a living. Their main competitor is industrialism and its affection for the mass market, which influences the decreasing rates of tuna presence in Mediterranean.
To witness La Mattanza, head to Trapani or Egadi Islands to experience the performance in flying colors.