The «Passos Contados», pedestrian walks in Cacela and Vila Real de Santo António, continue on the 15th with the course «The sea and fishing in the life stories and memory of the people of the Algarve leeward».
The action, whose meeting point will be the Historical Archive of Vila Real de Santo António, at 5:00 pm, will count with the food sociologist Maria Manuel Valagão, the biologist Nídia Braz and the photographer Vasco Célio
"The times and the geographical conditions in the Algarve coast provided the existence of ports and fishing communities with ancestral practices and customs. The life stories and memories of the people connected to the sea reveal traditions related to fishing, sale, conservation of the fish and their culinary preparation ", says the organization, in charge of the vilarrealense autarchy and the Heritage Research and Information Center of Cacela.
In the course of Vila Real de Santo António e Fábrica, in the Algarve's leeward area, it will be shown how the coastal populations have been, over time, relating to the sea and the Ria Formosa and exploiting their resources.
What life stories, what fishing gear did they use, what vessels, what species were caught, how the fish were sold, what techniques for their conservation (sun, salt and canning), what fish-eating traditions , will be some of the issues explored.
Registration, with a cost of 3 euros, must be made by the contact 281952600 or by the electronic address [email protected]