Sagres Doca da Pesca
In the fishing port, situated in a sheltered bay on the east coast of Sagres, fishermen auction their catch from Monday to Friday from 15 h. It is considered one of the best in Europe to buy fresh fish and sea food.
Sagres: Habor Hall
Sagres: Fish Market
Sagres: Port View
The fishing port of Sagres is said to be one of the best in the world regarding quality and assortment of the daily catch.
Sagres: Fishing Port
These weirs are used to catch sought-after lobster and crayfish along Sagres' rocky coast.
Sagres: Fishing Port
The fishing boats entering the harbour in the afternoon unload their catch on the quay opposite the auction hall. After disembarkment the catch is manually sorted by type and size. The stackable boxes will be weighed in the auction hall before being sold.
Sagres Fishing Port: Santola
Santola (Maja squinado), the common spider crab, feeds on small forms of animal life and starfish and belongs to the crab family. Its delicate sweet flesh is highly prized.
Sagres Catch: Raia
Arraia, also called raia (Raja clavata), the thornback ray or skate, is generally served like its cousin the starry ray (Raja radiata), as arraia alhada, although it is also used as an ingredient in caldeirada and tastes delicious when fried.
Sagres Fishing Port: Octopus
Polvo (Octopus vulgaris), the common octopus, encloses its innards in a hood and has eight tentacles that are nice as a salad or in caldeirada and truly superb when baked in the oven.
Sagres Fishing Port: Buzios
Búzios (Murex trunculus, Murex brandaris), the purple spiny murex and the banded murex, are sold by the dozen at market – if they are sold at all. Generally, they go straight to the marisqueiras and cervejarias.
Sagres Fishing Port: Auction
On the way to the auction: the plastic boxes containing the sorted catch of the day are brought to the auction hall where they will be weighed before the auction.
Sagres: Harbor Pub
In the pub on the first floor of the auction hall we see the happy faces of the fishermen who have returned safely from their hard and often dangerous work at sea.
Sagres: Fishing Port: Auction Hall
Inside the hall the catch is weighed before being sold at auction to the expert traders and chefs sitting on the gallery.