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Open to the public from July 1st to September 15th, every Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from3:00 P.m to 6.00 p.m, exept sunday

Throughout the year for groups by appointment

 

 

FISH TRAPS

 

                             

Aerial view of
Fish trap N°7.

               
 

 

 


 

In 1854, a ministerial decree authorized the exploitation of 17 fisheries.
In 1872, 206 fish traps were built or planned for constructioning the bay area of Bourgneuf.
In 1878, locals exploited a total of 118 fish traps.
In 1904, 142 fish traps were build on the shore of the Noirmoutier island.
In 1986, on March 18th, the last remaining fish trap was closed by administrative decision.
 
 

 Site de Bon secours à la Guérinière

   THE ASSOCIATION Formed in 1987,
  “The Association for the Preservation of the Fish Traps” of the Oléron Island unified 90 coo-wners encouraging 14 fish traps still in activity on the island. Its merger with "L’Observatoire de l’Estran" Fish Traps and Traditional Fisheries in 1995 permitted:The promotion of the patrimony of the traditional fisheries by creating and managing : MAISONS des ECLUSES et des PECHES TRADITIONNELLES
     (House of Fish Traps and Traditional Fisheries) - located in the Chassiron lighthouse in Oléron Island.
    - located at La Guérinière in the Noirmoutier Island. - The management, with various supporting scientific partners, of a research center and library regrouping documentation on methods relating to traditional fisheries around the world and in the area of oceanography, marine biology and ethnology.
    - An independent section was formed on the Noirmoutier Island (Vendee) in 1999, which purposes is to focus on the restoration of the double fish traps located at La Guérinière and the establishmentof a museum will be open in summer 2004.
 
         

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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