The Spanish word almadraba is of Andalusian Arabic origin المضربة almaḍraba : 'a place to strike' < Arabic root ضرب 'to strike, hit'. Besides the region of Andalusia, it is also historically practiced in the southern Spanish regions of Murcia and southern Valencia, on the Mediterranean coast. A similar technique exists in Sicily known as mattanza (a borrowing from the Spanish word matanza, meaning slaughter), introduced either by the Spanish or by the Moors during Sicily's own Islamic period.
- Roberto Rossellini's Stromboli includes documentary shots of the mattanza.
- Rupert Murray's The End of the Line (2009 film) demonstrates almadraba when discussing declining catches.
- Barbate, town known for its Almadraba fishing.
- Favignana, a Sicilian island where mattanza is performed.
- The Dukes of Medina-Sidonia made their fortune on the monopoly of Andalusian almadrabas from the 12th to the 19th century.
- Zahara de los Atunes, an Andalusian town named after the tunas of its almadraba.
- Castle of Zahara de los Atunes and Palace of Jadraza
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