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The term Trabocchetto was selected for its historical importance to the Abruzzi’s fishing tradition. According to local historians, the Trabocco (or Trabucco) was a fishing innovation imported from the Middle East with literature references dating back to the 18th century. These ancient fishing machines were quickly adopted throughout the Adriatic Coast. Built exclusively out of wood, the construction permitted fisherman to fish in the worst of weather conditions. The Trabocco is a wooden platform that stretches out to the sea and is anchored to large rocks. Long arms or antennas soar above and sustain an enormous net called “Trabocchetto”.