Name: Thonier de Groix
Type: Half Hull
A tuna fishing boat is a fishing vessel specialized in tuna fishing. Thonier De Groix “tuna fishing” dates back to antiquity.
The origin of the albacore fishery using boats is very poorly known, but seems to be ancient.
However, In the Mediterranean, Thonier De Groix was for a long time mainly carried out with the help of traps.
The Basques traditionally practice this fishery aboard their txalupa.
The Vendée and Brittany fishermen use their sardine boats. Therefore, these small, open boats are designed for coastal fishing.
Moreover, the tuna dunce definitely acquired its characteristic slender shape.