Fishing in the Adriatic
From its foundation in 1888, the Società Austriaca di Pesca e Piscicoltura Marina [Austrian Society of Fishing and Fish Farming] has used educational aids, now partly preserved in the Museum, to illustrate local fishing activity. The dioramas represent different fishing techniques, such as one that illustrates fishing in Kvarner, showing tuna traps, pilchard fishing, different types of boats and nets, and rocky depths with various types of fish.
Fishing in the upper Adriatic has taken different paths in different areas, result of the encounter between the sea and human history. Tuna fishing in Santa Croce and mullet fishing in Pirano are good examples.
Flourishing shellfish farming in Trieste, especially of oysters and mussels in the Zaule and Servola valleys, has been documented since the 18th century and may be of much older origin.
Caorle, Grado, Isola and Rovigno are among the best known historical fishing locations, but the principal one has always been Chioggia, of which a typical bragozzo trawler is on display.