Gargoulettes are used to fish octopus. The gargoulettes are deposited in the sea in the evening. Octopus hide in it and the gargoulettes are collected in the morning, with the octopus. On all the Tunisian coast, octopus are widly used. They are beaten to make them more tender and dried in the open, hanged on wires.
The fishermen port
In the fishermen port, fisher's boats are awaiting for next sailing. The Gabès gulf is rich in fishes and fishermen do not have to sail a long way. Generally, they go very early in the morning and come back in the middle of the morning in order to sell their fishes at the market. Gabès is one of the main fishing ports in Tunisia.
The nets are ready for fishing
The nets are ready for fishing. The Gabes Gulf is never very deep and fishermen can put their nets even from small boats ; they do not need big nets, even these small one will hang from the surface of the see to the bottom and allow a good crop !