On the beach of Vagueira you can still see artisanal coastal fishing known as Arte Xávega, which dates back to the 19th century. By boat, fishermen throw their nets to the sea and surround the shoals. Subsequently, they trawl the nets to the shore, with the aid of oxen. At this time, men and women, collaborate in the hustle and bustle of extending the net along the sand and remove from it all the fish that insist on returning to sea.
In the words of the poet: "What a beautiful and strange country this is in which the oxen plow the sea"; Raúl Brandão
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