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DescriptionCariño is a small natural fishing harbour, sheltered within the bay. Three kilometres to the north of the town is Cape Ortegal, an enclave beyond words, a magical place and reference point for all the locals. The long Concha beach, with its extraordinarily beautiful dunes and the harbour where fish, timber and other goods are unloaded, make up the main coastline of the town. The most important socio-economic fact was that the town was established at the end of the 18th century by Catalonians working in the conserves industry. This event marked the beginning of a process of industrialisation in conserves that would reach its height in the 19th and 20th centuries. It was also in the 18th century, when a response was needed to pirate incursions, that the observation boxes were built such as those located at Limo and Herbeira, the current border between the municipalities of Cariño and Cedeira.
City HallCariño
Coordinates43º 44' 16,34'' N 7º 51' 59,71'' W
Characteristics of fleetSeine net, shallow water fishing, wheel, lines.
Auction daysFrom Monday to Friday.
Schedules auctionAt 5:00 pm shallow water, at 1:00 pm or 6:30 pm seine at 10:00 pm barnacle.
Main auctioned speciesBarnacle, sardine, horse mackerel, octopus, mackerel, hake, bream, mullet, fine clam.
Brotherhoodc/ Fraga Iribarne 8 (15360), Cariño, A Coruña, tlf. 981 40 50 09 / FAX: 981 40 60 70,