Photography: João Silva

Translator: Full Circle


The alcatruzes (clay pots) are used as traps for catching octopus, which tend to use these pots as shelters on the seabed. They are left on the seabed, attached to one another by a rope at intervals of several meters, with a float on either end to indicate the location of this “apparatus”.

These artisanal fishing tools, like the covos (weir basquets), form authentic mosaics to the eyes of anyone who finds them in groups at the Ericeira Port.

This photography by João Silva is part of the collective exhibition “Um Primeiro Olhar”, inaugurated last Saturday, May 21, at the Culture Hall Jaime Lobo e Silva in Ericeira.



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