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Italian to English translations [PRO] Environment & Ecology
Italian term or phrase:serragia
Found in a list of items for which permits are being issued by a Water Authority in a lagoon area: "per la posa delle reti da pesca, delle **serragie** e di altri asservimenti"..." Any ideas? Thanks, Sarah.
"Seragia" is a way to surround a lagoon area in order to make it become a salt fish farm. Vertical hurdle walls set against a pilework and bound up by poles and wicker bindings form the "seragia". Lagoon fishermen call "pesca a seragia" ("seragia" fishing), the closing for a few hours of the lagoon area (marsh), performed with nets (paneselli), during the period of high tide and until the end of the ebb tide.
Source: Bullo G., "Le valli salse da pesca e la vallicoltura" http://www.istitutoveneto.it/venezia/divulgazione/glossario_...