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Fish with Art teaches to cook melva (29/05/2017)

The program 'Fish with Art', organized by the City of Cartagena and Columbares Association, held its adult kitchen workshop on Sunday, which this month was dedicated to the honey.

In addition, the association organized a theatrical activity for children on Friday, May 19 directed at primary school students at CEIP Mediterráneo, which also featured the same fish.

These activities are intended to involve the local population in the conservation of marine biodiversity and to sensitize it to the role of marine reserves.

In the development of the activities, the participants have also been able to approach the techniques of the fishermen to capture them in an artisan way: with gillnets, longlines, morunas and traps.

In the kitchen workshop held on Sunday, the adults learned to cook melt tartar based on wakame by the hand of chef Dani Cordero, in the restaurant La Catedral (Plaza Condesa de Peralta, 7 Cartagena), with melva contributed by the Brotherhood Of Fishermen of Cartagena, in addition to learning the benefits of artisanal fishing and marine reserves of fishing interest.

The youngest could also learn through the theater.

The students of CEIP Mediterráneo discovered this and other species of season, by means of a representation.

In the play, a fishmonger and three of his clients interacted with each other and with the children to convey, in a fun way, recommendations for a more responsible consumption of fish.

The melva (Auxis spp), is a small tuna that reaches the Mediterranean Sea in the warm months to reproduce.

It is a robust fish that grows quickly realizing great migrations, reason why its body is adapted for a high swimming speed (lacking scales) that it uses to catch small fish like sardines, boquerones and jureles.

Can live 5 years and reach 50 cm.


Fish with Art is a commitment of the Department of Industry, Tourism, Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development and Coastal of the City of Cartagena to value the artisanal fishing of the coast of Cartagena.

A selective form of fishing, respectful to the environment and with little impact on habitats of high ecological value such as the Posidonia oceanica prairies, which also promotes local consumption and proximity.

But artisanal fishing is also culture and gastronomy, a traditional way of life with important social importance for the economy of Cartagena.

For the development of this initiative, the City Council has the Columbares Association, in collaboration with the Cartagena Fishermen's Guild, the University of Murcia and the Association Amureco, in addition to the gastronomic advice of Alberto Hernando Magadan.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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