From the Santuenea, Txokoalde and Aginaga neighbourhoods of Usurbil you can see the boats and jetties of the Oria estuary area, testimony to fishing of this kind in the past. The main businesses linked to eels are located in the Arginaga neighbourhood.
USURBIL AND EELS
Eel fishing and the whole heritage and culture that surround it are among the main features of Usurbil. Usurbil holds a special place at global level in the history and market for eels. Fishing for black eels on the Oria is a historic activity, and with it the boats, jetties and eel farms. The Aginaga neighbourhood was historically the main centre of this trade and remains so today, with new industrial methods and products.